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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Five athletes, six officials from Indian contingent to take part in Opening Ceremony
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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
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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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Games set to open under shadow of COVID-19 pandemic
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Games set to open under shadow of COVID-19 pandemic

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
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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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Biggest ever' disability rights campaign launched before Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Biggest ever' disability rights campaign launched before 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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: First virus case reported in Village as Japan battle record wave
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: First virus case reported in Village as Japan battle record wave

The case involves a Games-related member of staff who is not resident in Japan, according to organisers, who did not give further details.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Week before Games, Japan to expand virus emergency to battle surge
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Week before Games, Japan to expand virus emergency to battle surge

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 54-member Indian contingent leaves for Games after receiving warm send-off
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 54-member Indian contingent leaves for Games after receiving warm send-off

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).

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Fukushima, Hokkaido regions also ban fans from Games events
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan's Fukushima, Hokkaido regions also ban fans from Games events

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
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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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 likely to open during COVID-19 'state of emergency' as infections surge
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 likely to open during COVID-19 'state of emergency' as infections surge

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
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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
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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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Amit Kumar Saroha, Sandeep Chaudhary seal qualification for Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Amit Kumar Saroha, Sandeep Chaudhary seal qualification for Games

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
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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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games Village considering ban on alcohol with testing taking priority over fun
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games Village considering ban on alcohol with testing taking priority over fun

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC sets up vaccine hubs in Qatar, Rwanda for Japan-bound athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC sets up vaccine hubs in Qatar, Rwanda for Japan-bound athletes

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Britain yet to decide on Pfizer offer to vaccinate Japan-bound Olympians
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Britain yet to decide on Pfizer offer to vaccinate Japan-bound Olympians

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are among the European nations to have already offered vaccines to delegations headed to Tokyo.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian para-athletics team to be picked on 15-16 June
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian para-athletics team to be picked on 15-16 June

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'
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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.