After the successful completion of the Tokyo Olympics, the 2020 Paralympic Games will be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The Paralympics will be attended by athletes all around the world with a range of disabilities. Like the Olympic Games, these games are organized after every four years. This time, all events will be held on 21 grounds in Tokyo.
A total of 136 countries are participating in the Tokyo Paralympics this time. In these, two countries will be seen debuting in the Games for the first time. These two countries include the names of Bhutan and Guyana. At the same time, Russia will continue to compete as ROC. But not a single athlete from Afghanistan will appear at the Paralympic Games this time after the Taliban took over. During the Tokyo Paralympics, a total of 3,686 athletes will be seen in action. 22 sports will be played over 13 days and there will be a total of 540 events.
The Tokyo Olympics were held without spectators and the Paralympic Games will also be held in the same way. This time, no spectators would be allowed for any games. However, some programs are expected to involve children. The decision was taken by the chairman of the Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons.
Not only this, the organizers have asked people not to visit the sports organized on the road (events like marathon and walking). In the recent times, there has been a rapid increase in new cases of coronavirus in Tokyo. Due to this the players are also at risk of getting infected and keeping this in mind, the spectators will not be allowed to come on the field this time.
Japan successfully organized the Tokyo Olympics 2020 amid Covid-19. Now the Paralympics, starting on August 24, will be played under the COVID-19 protocols. Players, support staff and officials will have to wear masks the entire time. Only medal winners can take off their masks while taking photographs and performing.
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