ROAD TO THE GAMES
The Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of the career of Para athletes, coaches, technical officials and classifiers, and we want to make sure they have a lasting legacy.
In the build-up to the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Sao Paulo 2017 Youth Parapan American Games and the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, the Organising Committees of the events partnered with the Agitos Foundation in order to maximise the impact of the very first Paralympic Games in Latin America.
The emphasis was to improve coaching, sport management and classification in Para sport in the Americas, in order to create a genuine and lasting legacy in the region. This ensures the Paralympic Movement can continue to grow and expand its reach.
Building on this success in the Americas, the Road to the Games programme has been extended to Asia and is now one of the Agitos Foundation's core programmes.
For the Road to PyeongChang 2018, the Agitos Foundation collaborated with the Organising Committee of those Paralympic Winter Games to develop and deliver a series of workshops on sport management, coaching for winter Para sports, and athlete training camps and competitions.
In addition, in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Agitos Foundation, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Japanese Paralympic Committee have signed a memorandum of understanding under which the three organisations will cooperate with the aim of developing human resources and expertise in the field of Paralympic sports.
It is intended that this should become one of the legacies of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.