Great news for all Paralympics fans – at least for the little ones!
Although the number of new infections in Tokyo has almost tripled since the Olympic Games, spectators are allowed at the Paralympics (starting on Tuesday).
But only children are allowed in the arenas! Masa Takaya, spokesman for the Japanese organizing committee: “We are absolutely ready to welcome the schoolchildren.” How many are really allowed in has not yet been determined. Around 130,000 children are currently expected.
An education program run by the Japanese government makes it possible. The children should experience the impressive performances of the Para-Stars live. Reason: In Japan, the inclusion of people with disabilities is far from being as advanced as in Europe. Over seven million people with disabilities live there.
Thousands of children now have the opportunity to watch the Paralympics live. At the Olympic Games, spectators were completely excluded.