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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games begin at VACANT stadium

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games started.

Japan’s emperor declared the games open in a nearly empty stadium on Tuesday, with athletes ready to defy stereotypes and shatter records despite a year-long pandemic delay.

Emperor Naruhito made the announcement surrounded by banks of vacant multicoloured seats at Tokyo’s 68,000-capacity Olympic Stadium, with virus rules banning spectators from almost all Games events.

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“I declare open the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games,” he said, wearing a white surgical mask.

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