Paralympics: Athletes offered grants worth US$2 million to offset COVID-19 losses
Paralympics: Athletes offered grants worth US$2 million to offset COVID-19
Josh Dueck, 2014 gold medallist, named Paralympics' alt='CDNParalympics' /'>@CDNParalympics chef de mission for '22 Paralympics in Beijing. I spent many hours with Josh in Pyeongchang as he was part of our @cbcsports broadcast crew. Awesome energy. Great leader. Superb choice.
The Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.
Refugee team leader says paralympics'>Tokyo Paralympics will send important message
The move by the Tokyo organizing committee is the latest in a campaign over the last several months to convince a global audience, sponsors and the Japanese public that the Olympics and Paralympics will take place despite the coronavirus pandemic.
WATCH: During an event with Team USA Olympians and Paralympians at the White House, President Trump said, "What happened with the Paralympics was so incredible and so inspiring to me. And I watched — it's a little tough to watch too much, but I watched as much as I could."