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Refugee Teams Formed at Tokyo Paralympics | NHK News

2019-09-11T20:53:17.819Z

In the Tokyo Paralympics that are approaching a year later, a refugee team will be formed as in the Olympics, and the scale is expected to reach up to 8 people…


To form a refugee team at the Tokyo Paralympics September 12, 5:48

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The Tokyo Paralympic Games, which was approaching a year later, found that refugee teams were formed just like the Olympics, and the scale is expected to reach up to eight.

This was revealed by Andrew Parsons, President of the IPC = International Paralympic Committee, in a NHK solo interview on the 11th.

Parsons clarified the policy to form a refugee team that can be used by refugees who have left their home country in the next year's Tokyo Paralympics.

The scale is expected to increase from four to eight, more than two at the last Rio de Janeiro tournament, which is being formed for the first time.

In addition, regarding the preparations for the tournament one year before the event, we evaluated that it was the most advanced compared to past tournaments, and pointed out that the biggest challenge was the transportation of athletes and spectators.

Parsons pointed out that Paralympic athletes and people with various disabilities, such as visual impairments and wheelchairs, are required to be more convenient than Olympic athletes when moving from the Olympic Village to the competition venue.

In addition, he stated that it is necessary for the Organizing Committee and local governments to communicate and have a common understanding of complex management and measures to reduce the impact on local traffic.

Source: nhk

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