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Tokyo Paralympics competition schedule announced

03 Aug 2020, 13:51 GMT+10

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on Monday announced the schedule of the delayed Paralympic Games, which will be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

The schedule will "in principle" be as close to originally planned for 2020 but for operational reasons the start and end times of certain events have been adjusted.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 539 events, across 22 sports hosted at 21 venues.

The first medalist will be decided in the women's cycling time trial pursuit on August 25, one day after the opening ceremony.

The opening and closing ceremonies will both be held at the Olympic Stadium from 20:00 to 23:00 local time.

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