The announcement was made today following a board meeting of the International Paralympic Committee in Bonn, Germany.
“Paralympics Ireland welcomes the announcement of a new date of August 24th for the 2020 Paralympic Games,” said CEO Miriam Malone.
“This gives more certainty to our athletes, their support teams and our own high-performance team who can now plan their preparations for the competition.”
“Our focus is now to ensure that any Irish athletes that compete at the Tokyo Games will be at their physical peak for the games.”
“Paralympics Ireland will continue to monitor the development of the COVID 19 health crisis over the coming months to ensure the safety of all Irish athletes.”
“We will follow the expert advice of our Chief Medical Officer, Sport Ireland, the Department of Health and the World Health Organisation when deciding what events, training camps and competitions up to and including the Paralympic Games that Irish athletes will take part in.”
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