A couple of weeks after the recently concluded Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Paralympic Games is set to begin! A prominent event on the sporting calendar that allows disabled athletes to shine on a global stage, the Paralympics will take place from August 24 (Tuesday) to September 5 (Sunday). Just like the Olympic Games, the opening ceremony for the event will take place at the same venue—the newly-built National Stadium at 8pm local time (7pm HKT).
Over the 13 days, around 4,400 athletes from over 160 countries will compete in 539 events across 22 sports. Hong Kong will be represented by 24 athletes participating in a variety of sports, including badminton, table tennis and athletics.
Getting excited for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics? We’ve compiled a guide on what to expect from the Games, full competition schedules, and how to watch the events and support our homegrown athletes on TV.
Where can I watch or stream Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Sports fans in Hong Kong can watch the Paralympics through five local television stations, including TVB, ViuTV, Fantastic Television, Cable TV and NowTV. According to an official statement issued by the government, these stations are required to broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies live, as well as highlights of the Games on a daily basis.
RTHK will also air the ceremonies and some of the events live along with the TV stations, where additional services such as sign language interpretation and a third soundtrack presented in Urdu will be provided to cater to minority groups.
Further details on the official broadcast schedules will be announced on the TV stations’ official websites and social media channels, as we get closer to the event date.