After an incredible two weeks of Olympic sport, the Paralympics are here and are guaranteed to be action-packed and just as exciting! This will be Japan's second time hosting the Games, 57 years after Tokyo 1964. Thousands of Paralympic athletes from around the world are preparing to compete in 539 events across 22 sports, starting with track cycling, swimming and wheelchair fencing. This year's Paralympic opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday the 24th of August from 12pm to 3pm (UK time). The Paralympics will last 12 days and will run until September 5th, 2021. The closing ceremony will see the Paralympic flame extinguished for another 3 years, until Paris 2024. Don't miss a second! Follow the link to watch the action on Channel 4: https://paralympics.channel4.com/
Our friends at Metro Blind Sport have compiled a handy guide with information on all of the blind and partially sighted sporting events. Visit: https://www.metroblindsport.org/tokyo-paralympics-info-page/
The Games are a fantastic way for us to show our national pride and cheer on our incredible athletes. We are excited for the Paralympics to begin and wish the athletes competing for gold the best of luck! Let's keep the momentum going and help you and your community to make a visible difference through sport. Use our Activity Finder to learn about and join inclusive activities in your area. Search for a qualified and DBS-checked guide runner using our Find a Guide database. Download one of our resources or sign up for our e-learning course to learn how to support more blind and partially sighted people through sport.
Activity Finder Link: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/activity-finder/
Find a Guide Link: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/find-a-guide/
Educational Resources and e-learning Link: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/educationandresearch/education/
Click here to view the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Trailer (audio described): https://fb.watch/6-JKvZSFrn/