Invitation to the "Three Years To Go Until the Paralympic Games!!! Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Countdown Event"

Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government jointly will be hosting the “Three Years To Go Until the Paralympic Games!!! Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Countdown Event” on Friday 25 August, exactly three years before the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, at Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu, Tokyo.


Friday 25 August

Event Time

Prior to event Water sprinkling ceremony 15:45-15:55
Part I Opening ceremony 16:00-16:35
Part II Special event 17:00-18:30

Event location

Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu Seaside Deck (access map(Open in a new window))
(2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto Ward, Tokyo)
If it rains, the event will be held indoors.


Toshiro Muto, CEO, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
Mitsunori Torihara, Chairman, Japanese Paralympic Committee
Shunichi Suzuki, Minister in Charge of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (TBC)


Junichi Kawai, Vice Chair of Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Commission
Para Swimming medalist / Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
Aki Taguchi, Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Commission Member Shooting Para Sport / Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 Paralympic Games
Hajimu Ashida, Para Athletics / Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Chikara Ito, Taekwondo
Kento Kato, Football 5-a-side
Keiichi Kimura, Para Swimming medalist / Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Osamu Nagashima, Badminton
Hiroshi Miura, Para Powerlifting / London 2012, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games


Shoei, Celebrity/actor
Eriko Tanioka, Newscaster


Pre-event Water sprinkling ceremony
All attending guests and the general public will be invited to participate in an uchimizu water-sprinkling ceremony to reduce the summer heat

Part I Opening ceremony

  • Opening remarks by the organiser, greeting speeches by guests
  • "Radio Taiso" calisthenics exercise
  • Football 5-a-side demonstration by football player Kento Kato
  • Attending guests play football 5-a-side on stage
  • Comments from athletes competing three years from now
  • Photo session

Part II Special event

Events featuring Paralympic athletes will be held on stage and will be open to the general public, with some parts being filmed

  • An interactive quiz with the audience
  • A “challenge” segment that aims to draw out exceptional performances from the athletes
  • Talk sessions that focus on the appeal of each sport and the athletes' personalities etc.
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