Tokyo Paralympic competition schedule will be same next year

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains essentially unchanged for the event postponed until next year. Tokyo organizers made a similar announcement several weeks ago for the postponed Olympics. The Paralympics open Aug. 24, 2021, and close Sept. 5. The Olympics are to open on July 23. Organizers have lined up the same 43 venues that would have been used this year for the Olympics and Paralympics. Few details have been made public so far about how these massive events can be held in the midst of a pandemic. The Olympics involve 11,000 athletes and 4,400 are scheduled for the Paralympics.