Two weeks after the conclusion of the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, the Paralympics are set to take center stage Tuesday in Japan.
"NBC and its networks are scheduled to broadcast about 1,200 hours of coverage via TV and livestream -- the most ever -- and a record 4,400 athletes will compete in the Paralympics.
The Games will feature delegations from 161 nations and territories, plus a Refugee Paralympic Team. Five nations are set to compete for the first time."
The Paralympic Opening Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. EDT Tuesday and will air on NBCSN, with livestreams accessible on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
The most decorated athlete in Olympic or Paralympic history, former Nebraska swimmer Trischa Zorn-Hudson is scheduled to appear and sign autographs at the new United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Mountain).
The most decorated athlete in Olympic or Paralympic history, former Nebraska swimmerTrischa Zorn-Hudson.
"Blind from birth, Zorn-Hudson was a four-year letter winner at Nebraska from 1984 through 1987. She made seven consecutive Paralympic appearances (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) across three decades, collecting 55 medals, including 41 gold, nine silver and five bronze. At the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Zorn-Hudson captured 10 gold medals and a pair of silvers. At the 1988 Paralympics Games in Seoul, she won 10 gold medals in 10 events and set 10 world records. She was inducted into the International Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2012."