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Tokyo 2020 goalball venue to be put to the test

Date: September 27, 2019

Category: Goalball

Four women’s teams from Brazil, Japan and the USA are in Tokyo, Japan, for the official Paralympic Test Event which runs from 28-29 September.

The Japan Para Goalball Championships are designed to trial the procedures and facilities which will be used during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in less than one year.

Competition will take place at the Makuhari Messe Hall C, the venue that will host all 10 days of competition between 26 August – 4 September at the Paralympics.

World Championships bronze medallists Brazil return to the court having claimed gold at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games in August.

Hosts Japan are in the midst of developing their side ahead of their home Games, and will field two teams – Japan A and Japan B.

The final team, the USA, are Paralympic bronze medallists and silver medallists from Lima 2019.

“READY STEADY TOKYO” is the official brand name and logo for the test events Tokyo 2020 are organising.

READY STEADY TOKYO aims to express the excitement that continues to build as the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 edge closer. It derives from the “ready, steady, go!” used to start a race, with “STEADY” additionally signifying Tokyo 2020 is keeping to its charted course as it heads towards its goal of hosting incredible Games.

The design of the logo, expressed using brush strokes that echo Japanese calligraphy, is inspired by the passion and powerful movements of dynamic athletes, exuding sweat, splashing water and kicking up earth as they perform.

Overall, 56 test events will be held until May 2020 – some during scheduled domestic and international sporting events that happen to be taking place in Japan during the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Games, and 22 others comprising dedicated Olympic and Paralympic test events organised by Tokyo 2020.

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