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How to watch and when is the opening ceremony

The Tokyo Paralympics are here after a year-long pandemic delay and will take place under strict virus rules, including a ban on almost all spectators.

Here’s all you need to know about the event.

When is the Opening Ceremony and how can I watch?

The Opening Ceremony starts at 9pm AEST on Tuesday August 24. It will run for three hours and take place at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.

The Games — and the Opening Ceremony — will be broadcast in Australia live on Channel 7 and on the network’s streaming platform 7plus.

What’s the history?

The first Paralympic Games took place in 1960 in Rome, featuring just 400 athletes from 23 countries. The name Paralympics is intended to indicate an event happening in parallel, alongside the Olympics.

It grew from the Stoke Mandeville Games, a tournament organised in Britain in 1948 for 16 male and female wheelchair athletes, some of them World War II…

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