The International Paralympic Committee said Wednesday it plans to create a team of up to six refugee athletes to take part in the Tokyo Paralympics next summer in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of internationally displaced athletes.
The Refugee Paralympic Team will be led by Chef de Mission Ileana Rodriguez of the United States, who herself is a former refugee and a London 2012 Paralympian, the IPC said as it marked 300 days to go until the Tokyo Paralympics.
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