Where can I watch Paralympics 2021 on TV? Channel 4 UK coverage of Tokyo 2020 - from presenters to pundits

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The C4 Paralympics presenting team will include Clare Balding, JJ Chalmers, Rosie Jones, Liz Johnson and Arthur Williams, among others

A summer of sport continues with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

This year’s delayed Paralympics will see the world’s top competitors challenge for medals in 22 different sports and across 9 days of sporting action.

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The 2021 Games will see the inclusion of para badminton and para taekwondo for the first time at the Paralympics, which runs from 24 August to 5 September.

Here’s all you need to know about TV coverage of the 16th summer Paralympics - from what channel it’s on in the UK to who will be presenting and analysing the action.

Which TV channel is showing the Paralympics?

Channel 4 has exclusive rights to broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the UK on television and digital platforms.

The broadcaster will show every sport across its variety of platforms, with 1,300 hours of dedicated Paralympics coverage.

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There will be more than 300 hours of around the clock coverage on Channel 4 and More 4 and a further 1,000 hours of coverage live streamed.

More 4 will be a dedicated team sports channel for the first time, showing wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby matches

All 4 will carry the best TV coverage from Channel 4 and More 4 plus entertainment and opinion from experts, while The Last Leg returns to screens every night during the Paralympics.

Where is Channel 4’s studio?

Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage will have more than one studio location.

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The UK broadcaster will be at the heart of the Games in Tokyo and at Channel 4’s National Headquarters in Leeds in front of a live audience.

Ade Adepitan will present the daily highlights show from a specially rigged ‘Tokyo Taxi’ which will enable viewers to see the city as he travels at ground level.

"Our studio audience in Leeds will create the atmosphere that is missing from the venues," said a Channel 4 spokesperson.

When will Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage start?

Channel 4 will be live at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Ade Adepitan and Baroness Grey-Thompson will present live from Tokyo as the ceremony takes place to signal the start of the Paralympics.

Coverage starts from 11am on Tuesday 24 August and runs through to 3.10pm that afternoon before the daily feast of sport begins on Wednesday 25 August.

A Paralympics Breakfast will take place between 7.30-9am, followed by live sport until 2pm, before a highlights package between 5-6pm is aired.

A half hour Gold Rush programme will be shown between 7.30-8pm before The Last Leg is live from London from 10-11pm ahead of more live sport through the night.

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Who will be presenting Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage?

There is a host of presenters who form part of the Paralympics coverage, including Ade Adepitan, Clare Balding, Arthur Williams, Sophie Morgan, Steph McGovern, JJ Chalmers, Ed Jackson, Vick Hope, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Rosie Jones, Lee McKenzie, Jordan Jarret-Bryan, Jeanette Kwakye, Liz Johnson and Giles Long MBE.

Who will commentate on Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage?

Commentators include Steve Brown (wheelchair rugby), Simon Brotherton, Jo Rowsell (cycling), Ronald McIntosh, Rob Walker (athletics), Katharine Merry (athletics), Dan Strange (wheelchair basketball), Clare Griffiths (wheelchair basketball), John Rawling, Gigi Salmon (tennis), Louise Hunt (tennis), Peter Norfolk (tennis) and Marc Woods (swimming).

Who are Channel 4’s Paralympics pundits?

Pundits include Baroness Grey-Thompson, Danny Crates, Alice Tai, Stef Reid (post-competition), Lauren Steadman (post- competition) and Hannah Dines.

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