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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Tokyo Paralympics Opening ceremony - Preview, when and where to watch

The next major sporting event of 2021 is set to kick off soon with an opening ceremony unlike any other

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C.C. Chengappa

Updated: 26 Aug 2021 6:40 AM GMT

Tokyo Paralympics are all set to begin tomorrow with the opening ceremony set to kick off the event in style. The main concept for the opening ceremony is "We Have Wings" and this will be displayed as part of the opening ceremony theme and performances. 75 people will be performing in the ceremony with the youngest performer being 11 years old.

When will it take place?

The ceremony will take place on the 24th of August at 4:30 pm IST.

Where to Watch?

The streaming will be done on both the Doordarshan sports channels which are DD National and DD Sports. SonyLiv will not be telecasting the Paralympic Games and it will now be streamed on the Discovery Streaming service/app. Eurosport and Eurosport HD will be the other channels broadcasting the games live.

You can also watch it live on Prasar Bharati that streams events on YouTube.

Indian Contingent

India will be led by Rio Gold Medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu who will be the flag bearer. There are a total of 5 athletes and 6 team officials who will be in the contingent. The other athletes will be powerlifters Sakina Khatun and Jaideep, athletes Vinod Kumar and Tek Chand.

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