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The success of the Tokyo Paralympics depends on whether organizers of the Games are able to control the coronavirus, International Paralympic Committee head Andrew Parsons said Saturday as the host city continues to reel from record daily numbers of COVID-19 cases.

In an interview in Tokyo three days before the opening of the Paralympics, Parsons said traditional criteria to measure success, such as the number of world records set and how many people will watch the world’s biggest event for athletes with disabilities, will be less important.

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