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With 500 days to go until the 2020 Paralympic Games, International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons says Tokyo organizers have made great strides but must remain focused on the goal to ensure the event lives up to its promise.

Tokyo hit the 500-day Paralympic Games’ countdown mark Saturday, and organizers are highlighting the day with various activities to show that preparations are on track and anticipation is building for the event, which opens on Aug. 25 and runs through Sept. 6.

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