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Sport Programme Announced for Aichi-Nagoya 2026 Asian Para Games

The Asian Paralympic Committee (AsPC) and the Local Organising Committee (AINAPGOC) has announced the 18 sports that will feature in the Asian Para Games which will take place in the City of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, from 18-24 October 2026.

Unlike in previous editions of the Games, all 18 sports are on the Paralympic Games programme.

An expected 3600-4000 athletes from the 45 Asian National Paralympic Committees will compete in the same venues that will be used in the Asian Games a few weeks before. This will be the fifth edition of the Asian Para Games, which is the biggest Para sport event after the Paralympic Games.

Aichi-Nagoya 2026 sports programme

1.    Para archery

2.    Para athletics

3.    Para badminton

4.    Blind football

5.    Boccia

6.    Para cycling (track and road)

7.    Goalball

8.    Para judo

9.    Para powerlifting

10.    Shooting Para sport

11.    Para swimming

12.    Para table tennis

13.    Para taekwondo

14.    Volleyball (sitting)

15.    Wheelchair basketball

16.    Wheelchair fencing

17.    Wheelchair rugby

18.    Wheelchair tennis

AsPC President Majid Rashed said: “We’re delighted to announce the full list of sports which will give certainty to the athletes and NPCs planning for the AIchi-Nagoya Asian Para Games. Coming two years after Paris and two years ahead of LA 2028, our Games enable athletes to truly test their progress in a large-scale multi-sport environment. 

“They also help keep the excitement and interest in Para sport going, with lots of media coverage expected for NPCs who may not send large delegations to the Paralympic Games. We’re immensely proud of our regional games and the scale and reach that they have. They play a vital role in developing the Paralympic Movement in Asia.”

The fourth edition of the Asian Para Games took place in Hangzhou, China, in October 2023. More than 3,000 athletes took part and created countless athletic feats at the Asian Para Games, which were held following a one-year postponement due to the pandemic.

Source : Paralympic