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Taekwondo remains being on the way to Paralympics 2020

TaekwondoParalympics2020Taekwondo (the Kyorugi discipline) have been selected by the IPC Governing Board to remain in contention for being a part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Governing Board has invited the sport of badminton and sport of taekwondo to advance to the second phase of the application process to become a part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme. The other sports and disciplines expressed an interest in being a part of the Tokyo 2020 Games will not be considered for inclusion. Beginning on 24 March, the 22 established sports on the Paralympic programme, plus those additional sport that have been approved by the Governing Board, will be invited to complete a comprehensive questionnaire before 25 July.

On 6-7 October, 2014 the IPC Governing Board will meet to decide finally which sports will be included to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme. The meeting will take place in Berlin, Germany.

Currently there are 22 sports on the summer Games programme - athletics, archery, boccia, canoe, cycling, equestrian, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. The two latest additions are para-canoe and para-triathlon, and both will make their Games debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.