Disability Japan Podcast

Disability News Japan Episode 76: Afghanistan National Flag displayed at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

The Tokyo Paralympics’ opening ceremony included the flag of Afghanistan as a “sign of solidarity” since athletes from the country will not be able to compete against their wishes, a top official said Monday.

By Barrier Free Japan

August 25 2021

Episode Information:

The Tokyo Paralympics’ opening ceremony included the flag of Afghanistan as a “sign of solidarity” since athletes from the country will not be able to compete against their wishes, a top official said Monday.

Two athletes from Afghanistan, female para-taekwondo athlete Zakia Khudadadi and male track athlete Hossain Rasouli, were expected to compete at the Paralympics, involving up to about 4,400 participants from roughly 160 countries and regions:

https://barrierfreejapan.com/2021/08/24/tokyo-2020-paralympic-games-opening-ceremony-to-include-afghanistan-flag/

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