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With little luck attracting funding and new players to the sport, Japan’s Paralympic ice hockey team has been busy dealing with challenges outside the arena even as the Pyeongchang 2018 Games creep ever closer.

Successful efforts to improve the recognition of paralympic sports ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games have led to increased sponsorship deals, but March’s Winter Paralympics have yet to move out of the shadow of its summer counterpart.

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