Tokyo Para Olympics Opens Today With 29 Irish Athletes On Team Ireland

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The opening ceremony for the Para Olympics in Tokyo will be held later today with TV coverage beginning just before noon. 

Jordan Lee and Britney Arendse will be the flag bearers on behalf of Team Ireland.

Both are competing in their first Para Olympics.  Team Ireland is represented by 29 athletes competing in nine different sports, which include athletics, archery, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, powerlifting, swimming, shooting, and table tennis. 163 nations are represented at the 2021 Para Olympics which will run until September 5th.