Spectator restriction is not an obstacle for the Paralympics: IPC chief

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According to IPC president Andrew Parsons, it will be “a struggle” to have no fans during the Tokyo Paralympics, but he is convinced that the event will reach “more people than ever before.”
The Paralympics are slated to begin behind closed doors on Tuesday, following the Olympics’ lead in excluding spectators because of virus concerns.
Japan is currently dealing with unprecedented coronavirus outbreaks, with Tokyo and other country sections declared disaster zones. According to International Paralympic Committee president Parsons, the decision to ban spectators will have “an impact that we cannot minimise,” International Paralympic Committee president Parsons. However, he believes a worldwide TV audience will still place the Paralympics front and center.
Of course, the lack of spectators at the sites will be a concern, but we believe that we will reach more than four billion people by broadcasting,” he remarked.
“As a result, we continue to believe that the impact of these Games will be enormous. We’ll reach out to more countries and people than ever before
Virus outbreaks are on the rise in Japan as the Games begin. In recent days, the more contagious Delta variety has been responsible for around 20,000 new daily infections. The Japanese administration has stated that the Paralympics will be held safely and continue to host them.

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