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Inspiration and hope

27 August 2021
Just like the Olympic Games, the 2021 Paralympics kicks off in Tokyo under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. The organizers of the event have said the Games will be held under “very difficult” circumstances as cases have risen sharply since the end of the Olympics on 8 August. In order to control the spread of the virus, organizers have said they plan to implement the same Covid-19 protocols as those used during the Olympics. The Paralympics, which will end on 5 September, will generally take place without spectators, and athletes are being asked to limit their movements. According to International Paralympic Committee spokesperson Craig Spence, around 88% of athletes and officials attending the Games have been vaccinated. “We see in Paralympic sport … how athletes give the very best of themselves, overcoming limitations” whether ...

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