8 September 2019

ParalympicsGB Tokyo 2020 Friends and Family

Tokyo 2020

As the buzz of excitement towards the Tokyo Paralympic Games begins to build, the involvement and support from friends and family for each athlete on their journey to Tokyo will be increasingly important. Your approach can both positively and negatively impact on an athlete’s preparation and performance, and so we know that the friends and family of our Paralympic athletes are critical to the success of our athletes and the team.

Below you’ll find useful information and resources for before and during the Games with more information being added as we have it.

The ParalympicsGB Friends and Family team is led by Clare Cunningham, our Athlete Services Manager and a retired Paralympian. Each sport will also have a designated Friends and Family liaison, who will share updated information with you, in the form of regular newsletters.

Roadshow dates and venues

To support friends and family in the build up to the Tokyo Paralympic Games, the ParalympicsGB Friends & Family Team will be delivering a series of regional workshops in February and March 2020. The workshops are designed specifically to provide you with lots of information about the Tokyo Paralympic Games. You will get top tips for being a ParalympicsGB supporter and some advice as to how you might get the most out of your Tokyo experience, be it from home or away!

The workshops will be delivered by Clare Cunningham who will be joined by representatives from Nirvana, to answer any travel and ticketing questions, and the Tokyo Friends & Family Lounge team.

Please book your place on a roadshow here

The Friends and Family roadshow dates and venues will be as below. We also hope to add a date in Stirling and the South Coast shortly

Workshop dates

Travel and Tickets

Nirvana Europe is our approved travel partner and Approved Ticket Reseller (ATR) for spectator tickets to sport events, Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Nirvana can put together a travel package to meet your needs.

Visit the Nirvana Europe website

Travelling to Japan

As a general rule Japan is an exceptionally safe country. The threat from terrorism and crime levels are widely regarded as ‘low’ and most visits by British Nationals pass without incident.

However, Japan has a very different culture to the UK and visitors need to be mindful of this. Whilst appearing progressive, high tech and modern, the Japanese culture is actually very traditional, sensitive and compliant with its roots firmly embedded in courtesy and order.

The best place for up-to-date travel advice is the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan

It is recommended that you subscribe to the travel alerts as well as the Embassy pages on Twitter and Facebook which send out occasional updates and reminders.

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