The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board has approved the venue for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic road cycling events. The starting and finishing points will be at the Fuji International Speedway circuit, near Japan's iconic Mount Fuji. With this approval, all 22 of Tokyo 2020's Paralympic sport venues have now been finalised.
Fuji International Speedway, a world-class motor racing circuit not far from the Tokyo metropolitan area, regularly hosts international motorsport events, and is equipped with the latest technology and facilities. Tokyo 2020 hopes that as well as wowing athletes and spectators during the events themselves, the inclusion of such famous venues will help inspire the public to take up sporting activities after the Games.
Fuji International Speedway
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto commented, “I am glad that we were able to finalise the venue for road cycling events today. I believe that it will serve as a great stage for the athletes and provide an excellent spectator experience. The route of the road cycling course is yet to be determined, and we will continue to work with the relevant parties on this.”
“With only two and a half years to go until the Opening Ceremony, we will continue our steady progress towards delivering a successful Games.”
The Tokyo 2020 Games will utilise a total of 43 venues, including 8 new permanent venues, 25 existing sites and 10 temporary venues. 42 of these 43 venues will be used for competitions of the Olympic Games, and 21 of them will be used for the Paralympic Games. With almost 60 per cent of the venues utilising existing facilities, Tokyo 2020 has embraced one of the Olympic Agenda 2020's key aims - creating a sustainable legacy for future generations.