Tokyo Paralympics FREE: UK start time, live stream, TV channel info and how to watch the Games without paying a penny

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The action gets underway from Tokyo and here’s how you can watch it ALL…

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Sprinter Jonnie Peacock will be in action for Team GB

When are the Tokyo Paralympics?

The Tokyo Paralympic Games begin on Tuesday, August 24.They run until Sunday, September 5.163 nations are represented in 539 events across 22 different sports.

What TV channel and live stream are the Paralympics on?

The Tokyo Paralympics will be broadcast live on Channel 4 in the UK, with the channel showing more coverage than ever before with 1,300 hours.

And you can also live stream ALL of the action at paralympics.channel4.com, with 16 live streams.

With Tokyo eight hours ahead, Channel 4 & More 4 will be showcasing the Games largely across 11pm-2pm through the night and during each day to cover all the action.

Pete Andrews, head of sport at Channel 4 said: “Every sport that is available live will be shown live.

“This is the biggest Paralympics we have ever done. It is a huge part of the channel’s identity and a massive schedule commitment. Until the sport stops, we will keep broadcasting.”

Ellie Simmonds will be hoping to add to her eight Paralympic medals

What is happening at the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony?

The Paralympics Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, August 24.It will commence at 12pm and is expected to last around three to four hours.As is the tradition, there will be the parade of athletes and teams around the stadium. However, no fans will attend this time.Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii is also set to perform at the event, though further details have not been released.Organisers have said: “When people look back on the Tokyo 2020 Games in 50 or 100 years time, the Games should be seen to have been a catalyst for change in culture, society and values leading to the realisation of a more sustainable, spiritually richer, happier society.”