- Title: Paralympic flame transferred to second cauldron after the opening ceremony
- Date: 24th August 2021
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (AUGUST 24, 2021) (REUTERS) CAULDRON BEFORE BEING LIT CLOSE UP OF CAULDRON / PULL BACK AS IT CHANGES COLOUR AND FLAME IS BROUGHT IN CLOSE UP OF FLAME TOMOKI TAGAWA WALKS IN WITH UNLIT TORCH FLAME USED TO SET TORCH ALIGHT TAGAWA WALKS UP STEPS TO CAULDRON AND SETS IT ALIGHT CAULDRON BURNING WIDE SHOT OF LIT CAULDRON
- Embargoed: 7th September 2021 16:33
- Keywords: Paralympics Tokyo cauldron ceremony flame
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Olympics,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERN3YH3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Paralympic flame was transferred to a second cauldron located at the Tokyo waterfront after the flame ignited at the opening ceremony in the national Stadium on Tuesday (August 24).
The cauldron will stay alight for the 13 days of the Paralympics after being lit by Tomoki Tagawa, who was part of the Japanese men's 4x100 metres relay team who won bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.
Like the Olympics, the Paralympics opening ceremony was held with no spectators and Paralympic events will take place generally without spectators.
Organisers said the opening ceremony was attended by about 3,400 members of team delegations, 800 Games "stakeholders" and guests of honor, and 2,400 members of the media.
They have also said they plan to implement the same COVID-19 protocols or "playbook" as the ones used during the Olympics.
The Paralympics are set to run until Sept. 5.
(Production: Andy Ragg)
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