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NHK-Japan to Broadcast World Para Athletics Championships

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games now only three years away, NHK will broadcast competition scenes from next month’s London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships daily on its satellite channel BS1 during the championship period with the aim of bringing the attractions of Para sports to the widest possible audience.

Not only for today’s leading Para athletes from Japan and around the world but also the rising young Para athletes now targeting the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be focused. The programme will be aired from 15 to 24 July 2017.

The world’s top para athletes compete for the global crown once every two years at the World Para Athletics Championships. London is the host to this year’s games in July. NHK will broadcast scenes of the games daily on BS1 channel from July 14, the opening day. Highlights of each day’s events will be broadcast for 50 minutes daily during the ten-day championships. This is the first time for NHK to broadcast the World Para Athletics Championships on such a large scale.