The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Agitos Foundation, together with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Japanese Paralympic Committee, have launched the first of the Road to Tokyo 2020 workshops in Tsukuba, Japan.
The activities, held in the framework of the Agitos Foundation Road to the Games program, aims to increase the capacity and sport technical knowledge of National Paralympic Committees, to elevate the technical knowledge of coaches and athletes and promote the awareness of the Paralympic Movement and its great stories.
From 20-22 November, 42 coaches from 16 Asian countries attended judo, Para archery, Para powerlifting and Para taekwondo coaching courses at the University of Tsukuba, one of the most prestigious in Japan.
“For the Agitos Foundation, the commitment of host cities to elevate the Paralympic Movement, promote inclusion and increase participation in Para sport is a key opportunity to partner and achieve common goals. We have no doubt that Japan will deliver outstanding Games and we are glad to join forces and make sure they leave a legacy for Para sport in Asia” said Rita van Driel, Agitos Foundation Executive Committee Chairperson.
“The Japanese Paralympic Committee has a vision, which is to create a vigorous and inclusive society through Para sport. Based on that vision, we have been offering several programmes to improve the capacity of NPCs, and to develop skills and performances of coaches and athletes” Said Tomohiro Ida, Secretary General of the Japanese Paralympic Committee.