Paralympics open without fans in the stadium

Paralympics games

The Paralympics games have begun today, Tuesday August 24 2021.In the same National stadium that was used for the just concluded Tokyo Olympic games but without fans in the stadium. This is due to the soaring new Covid 19 infections in the capital.

Japanese Emperor Naruhito got it underway again, with the theme”We Have Wings.” Among those present for the event  were Douglas Emhoff, husband of U.S. Vice President International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons and International Olympic President Thomas Bach

The opening ceremony was agog with acrobats, clowns, vibrant music and fireworks that ushered in  the start of the long parade of athletes. Over 4400 athletes from all over the world will be competing for honours.

About 22 athletes will be representing Nigeria. Nigeria will be participating in 4 events namely; Para Powerlifting, Para-Athletics, Para Rowing and Para-Table Tennis.

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