The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be held from August 24th.
A Paralympic delegation from the Kingdom of Bhutan arrived in Japan on August 10th. The team is currently undergoing a pre-game training camp at SEISA Hakone Campus in preparation for the Games.
Bhutan Paralympic Committee was established in 2017, and this Tokyo Games will be its first appearance. The three Paralympians are also enthusiastic, saying, "We came to Japan to make history," and they will go into this Games with the expectations of not only their home country Bhutan, but also the people of their host towns.
During their stay, Mr. Yasuo MIYAZAWA, a chairperson of the Foundation for Global Children, Mr. Hiroyuki KATSUMATA, Mayor of Hakone Town, and Mr. Kazuo ITO, Deputy Mayor of Hakone Town, visited the campus and gave a message of encouragement to the athletes and coaches. Mr. Teruhiko MORIYA, Mayor of Odawara City, also gave words of welcome and encouragement in an online exchange. The athletes and coaches expressed their gratitude to the host town and their aspirations for participating in the Games.
This Games will be a very big event for us, as we have been making a small but significant effort to promote para-sports in Bhutan. We hope that this Games will further deepen the understanding of para-sports, not only in Bhutan but also in the world, and that it will become more widespread in the future.
Let's all support these athletes as they create a new history in Bhutan sports!
We have been taking all possible measures to prevent infection by the new coronavirus. Staff of SEISA Hakone Campus and SEISA Group will work together and support them until they arrive at the Athletes' Village with the best condition!