Refugee team of 6 athletes planned for Tokyo Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee says a refugee team of up to six athletes is expected to compete next year in Tokyo

BONN, Germany — A refugee team of up to six athletes is expected to compete at next year’s Tokyo Paralympics, the International Paralympic Committee said Wednesday.

The IPC said it would help and fund potential athletes to hit entry standards for the games.

The IPC said it is working with the United Nations’ refugee agency and sponsors Airbnb, Panasonic and Asics on the project.

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