Badminton included

Source:Agencies-Global Times Published: 2014-10-7 23:20:28

Badminton will make its Paralympics debut in Tokyo in 2020 after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Tuesday included it in the first batch of approved sports for the event.

Badminton is already an Olympic sport.

The IPC approved 16 sports, including athletics, archery, equestrian, powerlifting, rowing and wheelchair basketball among others as part of the Tokyo Paralympics.

Eight other sports, including cycling, whose federation applied too late to be considered at the Berlin meeting, and soccer, will be reviewed early next year for inclusion. Both sports are part of the 2016 Rio Paralympics sports program.

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