IPC Urges Tokyo 2020 to Finalize Paralympic Budget

IPC Urges Tokyo 2020 to Finalize Paralympic BudgetIPC Urges Tokyo 2020 to Finalize Paralympic Budget

The International Paralympic Committee has urged the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to finalize its Paralympic budget to ensure that it can stage a spectacular Paralympic Games in just over two years.

The call comes following the conclusion of the fifth IPC Tokyo 2020 Project Review held from May17-18, IPC reported on its official website.

During two days of meetings the IPC was updated by various functional areas within the organizing committee on preparations for the next Paralympic Games. Overall, the IPC is impressed with Tokyo 2020’s progress.

Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC chief executive officer said: “Our excitement and expectation levels for what can be delivered here in 2020, especially in terms of social inclusion, have increased further during our short time here.”

Although making good progress, the IPC did highlight two key issues for Tokyo 2020 and its stakeholders to try and address: the Paralympic budget and accessible hotel rooms.

“Both the national government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government have shown a great desire to improve the situation relating to accessible hotel rooms introducing new legislation and launching a subsidy program to assist accessibility,” Gonzalez said. “The IPC is thankful for these measures and hope they can have a real impact not just here in Tokyo, but across Japan.”

The sixth IPC Tokyo 2020 Project Review is scheduled for October. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place between August 25 and September 6.

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