The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) confirmed the event line-up for each session of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, following their postponement to 2021.

Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee agreed in April that given the critical impact of the competition schedule on every aspect of preparation, each session of the 2021 competition would in principle be scheduled as originally planned for 2020. This has been reflected in the confirmed competition schedule, noting that for operational reasons the start and end times of certain events have been adjusted.

The preliminary stages of the wheelchair basketball competition will take place over two venues, with the opening day of wheelchair basketball taking place at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on Wednesday 25th August.

From Thursday 26th until the Sunday 29th, the pool games for both the men’s and the women’s competition will be split across six sessions a day between the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza and the Ariake Arena, with three sessions at each venue.

All the wheelchair basketball action will move into the Ariake Arena on Monday 30th August for the final day of men’s prelims.

The women’s quarter-finals will take place on Tuesday 31st August, with a rest day for the men, ahead of the men’s quarter-finals on Wednesday 1st September.

Thursday (2nd September) evening sees the women’s semi-finals take place, with the men’s semi’s being played on Friday (3rd September) evening.

The culmination of the women’s competition will be on Saturday (4th September) evening with both medal games and the medal ceremony.

Aiming to finish the Paralympic Games on a high, the last medal session of Tokyo 2020 will be the men’s wheelchair basketball, starting at 10am on the final day (Sunday 5th September), with both the bronze medal and gold medal games, followed by the Games’ Closing Ceremony that evening.

Tokyo 2020 took a holistic approach when compiling the schedule, 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 global TV audiences.

The full schedule can be found on the Organising Committee’s website.