The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has published the sport competition schedule for the Paralympic Games following its approval during the sixth International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Project Review.
In finalising the sport competition schedule, Tokyo 2020 took a holistic approach, taking into account the athletes’ experience and well-being, technical rules and regulations of the various international federations, gender balance, the popularity of individual sports in Japan, operational considerations, and the global TV audience.
Overall, events are scheduled so they are more accessible to families and a wide range of people. Ticket sales for the Tokyo 2020 Games will start in summer 2019 and there are plans for the updated schedule for all 540 Paralympic events to be published by then.
Wheelchair basketball will be played on all days from the Wednesday 26th August through to the final day on Sunday 6th September.
The preliminary round of both the men’s and women’s competitions will take place across two venues, the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza and the Ariake Arena until Sunday 30th August. After which all wheelchair basketball action will take place in the Ariake Arena, with the knockout phase starting on the Wednesday1st September for the women and Thursday 2nd September for the men. The women will compete for the medals on the penultimate day of the Games (Saturday 5th September) and the men’s medal games will conclude the wheelchair basketball action on the closing day (Sunday 6th September) of Tokyo 2020.