Tokyo 2020 will see the biggest Paralympic Games in history, with more than 4,400 athletes representing 176 countries.
Australians will have the top spot in the house with an all-time high live coverage – on TV and online – of 540 medals in 223 sports.
Scroll down to see how you can watch the Paralympic Games LIVE, online and for free at 7more and through the Seven network
Australia have competed in every Paralympic Games since the first ones in 1960 and have achieved a top-five result at every Summer Games since 1996, finishing fifth in overall medals at the last Games with 22 gold medals.
This year’s 179 Australian athletes make up the largest contingent at the Paralympic Games abroad.
How to watch the Paralympic Games in Australia
The Paralympic Games will be broadcast LIVE, online and free from Tokyo by Seven Network.
Sunrise will kick off coverage with exclusive athlete interviews, plus highlights and special news.
Starting at 10 a.m., it’s the turn of some of Australia’s most successful athletes to lead full coverage of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
From Wednesday August 25, you will be able to watch the Paralympic Games on Channel 7 and 7plus:
- 6h: Sunrise
- 10 a.m .: Watch the Paralympic Games live on 7mate
- 12 p.m .: Watch the Paralympic Games LIVE on Seven
- 4 p.m .: Watch the Paralympic Games LIVE on 7mate
- 7 p.m .: Watch the Paralympic Games LIVE on 7mate
- 10 p.m .: Watch the Paralympic Games LIVE on 7mate
You can also stream all the action from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – for free – here at 7more.
When is the opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games?
It’s the Paralympic Games’ turn to take the stage in Tokyo, and the Opening Ceremony officially kicks off the Games on Tuesday.
The Olympic Stadium, which hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will also be the site of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
The opening ceremony will take place at 9 p.m. AEST on Tuesday August 24
The closing ceremony will take place at 9 p.m. AEST on Sunday September 5.
When do the Paralympic Games start and how long do the Games last?
The Paralympic Games will take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021.
What sports are at the Paralympic Games?
Badminton and taekwondo will emerge as new sports at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Here is the full list of the 22 sports that will be played at the Paralympic Games this year:
- Archery (August 27 – September 4)
- Athletics (August 27 – September 5)
- Badminton (September 1 – September 5)
- Petanque (August 28 – September 4)
- Sprint canoe (September 2 – September 4)
- Cycle route (August 31 – September 3)
- Cycle path (August 25 – August 28)
- Equestrian (August 26 – August 30)
- 5-a-side football (August 29 – September 4)
- Goal ball (August 25 – September 3)
- Judo (August 27 – August 29)
- Weightlifting (August 26 – August 30)
- Rowing (August 27 – August 29)
- Filming (August 30 – September 5)
- Sitting volleyball (August 27 – September 5)
- To swim (August 25 – September 3)
- Table tennis (August 25 – September 3)
- Taekwondo (September 2 – September 4)
- Triathlon (August 28 – August 29)
- Wheelchair basketball (August 25 – September 5)
- Wheelchair fencing (August 25 – August 29)
- Wheelchair rugby (August 25 – August 29)
- Wheelchair tennis (August 27 – September 4)
Paralympic Games Commentators
Johanna Griggs, Annabelle Williams, Kurt Fearnley, Matt White and Emma Vosti will host the cover of Seven of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
They will be joined by a roster of commentators with extensive Paralympic Games and TV coverage experience, including:
- Blake johnson
- Bryce alman
- Chris Stubbs
- Curtis McGrath
- Jessica gallagher
- Joel sec
- Katrina webb
- Matthew Carmichael
- Nick morris
- Priya Cooper
- Ryley bat
- Tim matthews
David Culbert, Darren Boyd, Jason Bennett and Matt Hill will be calling events.