Tokyo Paralympics: coronavirus casts shadow over spectacular opening ceremony for beleaguered Games

//Tokyo Paralympics: coronavirus casts shadow over spectacular opening ceremony for beleaguered Games

Tokyo Paralympics: coronavirus casts shadow over spectacular opening ceremony for beleaguered Games

Just two weeks after the Japanese capital bade sayonara to the 2020 Olympics, fireworks welcomed the beginning of the Paralympics as Tokyo became the first city to host the Games twice.The Olympic Stadium once again played host to the airport-themed Opening Ceremony with IOC president Thomas Bach among those in attendance as Japan’s Emperor Naruhito declared the Games open.This Paralympics is set to follow the Olympics in more ways than one, as its kick-off in front of an almost empty stadium…

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