The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics coincided with the increasing impacts from the COVID-19 Delta strain in Australia. By the time the Paralympics began over half over of Australia’s population were in lockdown, predominantly in the south-east of the continent affecting the most populous states of New South Wales and Victoria. This created a ‘captive’ audience for the Paralympic coverage by host broadcaster Channel 7 which broadcast live for over 12 hours per day on free to air TV and another 12 hours streaming per day on 16 channels.
|Title of host publication||Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020: Mega events, media, and the politics of sport: Early reflections from leading academics|
|Editors||Daniel Jackson, Alina Bernstein, Michael Butterworth, Youghan Cho, Danielle Sarver Coombs, Michael Devlin, C Onwumechili|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|