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Tokyo Games Can Usher In 'New Era' For Disabled Sports, IPC President Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 20 / 17

IPC President Andrew Parsons said that the Tokyo 2020 Games are expected to usher in a "new era" for Paralympic sports and "serve to foster understanding in Japan of people with disabilities," according to Ryotaro Nakamaru of KYODO. Parsons said, "I really think that the Games will be a catalyst for...

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