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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Five athletes, six officials from Indian contingent to take part in Opening Ceremony
The five athletes expected to take part in the Opening Ceremony are flagbearer Mariyappan Thangavelu, discus thrower Vinod Kumar, javelin thrower Tek Chand and powerlifters Jaideep and Sakina Khatun.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Vinod Kumar's classification in F52 category raises medal hopes in discus throw
Para Athletics chairperson Satyanarayna was happy and said that Kumar's classification was on expected lines.
As at the Olympics, the event will be marked by strict virus rules, with almost all spectators banned and tough restrictions on athletes and other participants.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Aim is to win gold with world record, says double champion Devendra Jhajharia
His gold medal with a world record in the 2004 Athens Paralympics had almost gone unnoticed but Jhajharia is happy with the hype before the Tokyo Games.
The campaign, called WeThe15, aims to "be the biggest ever human rights movement", representing the 15 percent of the world's population estimated by the UN to have a disability.
The case involves a Games-related member of staff who is not resident in Japan, according to organisers, who did not give further details.
On Monday night, organisers said a spectator ban would also be applied to the Paralympics, with limited exceptions for a programme bringing schoolchildren to watch the Games.
The team has some of the brightest medal prospects like Devendra Jhajharia, seeking his third Paralympics gold (after 2004 and 2016) in F-46 javelin throw, Mariyappan Thangavelu (T-63 high jump) and world champion Sandeep Choudhary (F-64 javelin throw).
The pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will be the first to take place largely behind closed doors.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020 could still see some fans in stands, says organising committee chief Seiko Hashimoto
Organisers and the International Olympic Committee on Thursday banned all fans from Olympic venues in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures because of surging COVID-19 cases.
The present quasi-state of emergency ends on Sunday. Tokyo reported 920 new cases on Wednesday, up from 714 last Wednesday. It is the highest total since 1,010 were reported on 13 May.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Latest Updates: As 'Games like no other' appear on horizon, a daily look at noteworthy developments
With 52 days remaining for the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, there are as many questions as there are answers about how the Games will go on. Follow this live blog for a day-to-day breakdown of the most critical updates about Tokyo 2020:
Indian para-archers forced to pull out of Paralympic qualification event in Czech Republic after being denied visas
India and Brazil were marked as "extreme high-risk countries" by the Czech Republic and the European country's ministries of health and foreign affairs did not give clearance to the 11-member Indian contingent for the event at Nove Mesto.
Two-time Paralympian Saroha will be representing the country in the F51 category in the discus throw and club throw. F51 refers to limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Recycled cardboard beds, 'fever clinic' and plexiglass shields in gym, a look inside the Athletes Village
The Tokyo Olympics will be like no other when they open. And they'll have an idiosyncratic Olympic Village to match. From the aptly named “Fever Clinic,” to recycled cardboard beds, here's what awaits thousands of athletes.
The Tokyo Olympics, which are to open in just over six weeks amid a pandemic, are going to be the “no cheers" Olympics with testing and vaccinations taking priority over fun and games.
The two centres will use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for athletes who have been unable to get vaccinated in their home countries, said the IOC, adding that it was ready to help with travel costs when necessary.
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are among the European nations to have already offered vaccines to delegations headed to Tokyo.
The trials will be conducted as per strict safety guidelines of the government and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of COVID-19.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Paralympics chief Andrew Parsons says chances of athletes spreading COVID-19 'remote'
As the Games approach, Japan is battling a fourth virus wave and public opinion remains firmly opposed to hosting them this summer.