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After a one-year delay, the Paralympic Games have made their return to Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo becomes the first city to host the Paralympic Games twice after hosting the event for the first time in 1964. This year’s games will be the 16th edition of the Summer Paralympic Games and like the Tokyo Olympics, this year’s games will be held without spectators.
During the Games of the Paralympiad, athletes with disabilities including amputations, blindness, cerebral palsy, and mobility will compete in an international competition for their chance to medal with first-place winning gold, second-place winning silver, and third-place winning bronze. Like the Olympics, the Paralympics will take place over the course of multiple weeks with this year’s games beginning on Tuesday, August 24 through Sunday, September 5.
China left as the top-ranking nation in the previous four Paralympic Games; however, the United States leads all countries with 8 medal count leads. The U.S. will be trying to return to the top of the medal count for the first time since the 1996 event. Athletes such as Chuck Aoki will be looking to win gold in Wheelchair Rugby after coming up short in the 2012 and 2016 games. Missouri native David Brown will be looking to keep his title as “the fastest blind man in the world” at this year’s games. Brown set and hold the men’s 100m world record for athletes who are completely blind.
With fans not being in attendance, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of the action of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, below.
Paralympic Games Lineup, Times, and Channels
The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Select events will also be available to watch on Peacock, NBCSN, NBC, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
The NBC family of networks will be the exclusive home of all the games and events at this year’s Paralympics.
All live coverage will be available to stream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, with select coverage on Peacock. Cord cutters have more ways than ever with the most popular streaming services carrying the events.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what NBC channel is available in your area with an antenna.
Locast: Viewers in over 30 markets can watch their local NBC affiliate for free with Locast
fuboTV has NBC, NBCSN, and Olympic Channel covered with the fuboTV Family plan for $65/month. NHL Network is available for an additional $11 per month.