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ANDREW PARSONS

Organizers say they hope that the 2024 Paris Paralympics attracts packed audiences.
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Feb 27, 2024
Paralympics chief hopes for full stadiums and extensive TV coverage
Fewer than one million tickets out of a total of 2.8 million have been sold so far.
A portrayal of how the 2024 Paralympic Games' opening ceremony on Paris' Champs-Elysees is set to appear from overhead. The Games will take place in various locations across the city.
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Jan 8, 2024
IPC president Parsons asserts the power of diversity
Andrew Parsons says there are many projects taking place in Paris and in France to change people's perceptions.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS
Aug 25, 2022
IPC President Andrew Parsons praises inclusive legacy of Tokyo Paralympics
'This is the beginning of the journey where you see Paralympic sport at the service of an inclusion agenda and not only as a sporting event, and we started that in Tokyo.'
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 3, 2022
International Paralympic Committee will allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete at Beijing Games
A joint statement from the athletes of Ukraine and Global Athlete group, an international athlete-led body, said the IPC issued 'another blow' to every Ukrainian athlete and citizen.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Sep 5, 2021
Incident-free Tokyo Paralympics reach finish line
The event, staged with the host city under a state of emergency, completed 12 days of competition with no major disruptions due to the virus.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Sep 5, 2021
Paralympic chief Andrew Parsons 'emotional' over end of Tokyo Games
The International Paralympic Committee president said it was 'unbelievable' that athletes had been able to prepare for the 13-day games and pulled off impressive feats in Tokyo.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 19, 2021
Paralympic head says no safe way to bring Afghan athletes to Tokyo
International Paralympic Committee chief Andrew Parsons said Thursday his organization has no means to safely bring athletes from Afghanistan to Tokyo to compete after the Taliban seized control of the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2021
Paralympics head warns against complacency toward Tokyo's COVID-19 surge
'While it is encouraging that the Olympic Games were delivered safely and successfully, those attending the Paralympic Games should not get complacent,' IPC chief Andrew Parsons said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2021
Paralympics chief ‘confident with level of protection’ in Tokyo
'We would not be organizing the games if we believed they could cause a big spread of the virus,” said Andrew Parsons, the head of the International Paralympic Committee.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
May 16, 2021
IPC chief vows to deliver safe and slimmed-down Paralympics
As the 100-day countdown to the event begins, Andrew Parsons says reduced headcounts and anti-coronavirus countermeasures will ensure the safety of participants and the Japanese public.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Feb 22, 2021
Japanese athletes among those anxiously awaiting Paralympic classifications
Over 30 Japanese athletes have yet to receive their international classifications due to the ongoing pandemic and potentially could be ruled out of competing this summer.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Feb 4, 2021
IPC President Andrew Parsons confident Tokyo Paralympics can be held safely
'We are focusing on the games going ahead,' IPC President Andrew Parsons said, prior to marking 200 days until the opening of the world's biggest event for athletes with disabilities.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Dec 17, 2020
IPC confirms 'period of stay guidelines' for Tokyo Paralympics
Athletes taking part in the postponed Tokyo Games have been asked to arrive at the Paralympic village no earlier than seven days before the start of their first event, the International Paralympic Committee said Wednesday.
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Oct 31, 2019
IPC chief Andrew Parsons says 2020 Paralympic marathon will remain in Tokyo
The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics marathon will proceed in the nation's capital as planned, said Andrew Parsons, the International Paralympic Committee president, on Thursday.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 25, 2019
High hopes for Paralympics with year to go
The countdown has begun for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, with Sunday marking one year until the games featuring athletes with a range of disabilities begin.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Apr 13, 2019
As countdown to 2020 Paralympics reaches 500 days, Tokyo making positive strides, IPC chief says
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 31, 2018
IPC president challenges Tokyo 2020 hosts to leave lasting legacy
With two years to go until the 2020 Paralympic Games begin in Tokyo, International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons said the largest challenges that remain are the same as for any games — promoting Paralympic sports and maximizing the legacy of the event.
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Oct 19, 2017
IPC chief has high hopes for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics
New International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons said Thursday expectations are "really high" for the 2020 Tokyo Games as he visited Tokyo for a meeting to review preparations for the summer competition of disabled athletes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2017
New IPC head 'very happy' about progress made to date for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics
During a two-day review of progress for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, IPC President Andrew Parsons sees preparations coming together successfully.

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