Monday , 15 July 2024

The first priority for the Paralympics, according to the Governor of Tokyo!

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike hosting a successful Paralympics should be the priority for the city in 2020. "The success of the Paralympics is really the key to the success of the overall Games here,” Koike told. “I believe putting weight on hosting a successful Paralympics is more important than a successful Olympics.”

The city’s first female governor said that achieving a successful Paralympics would help make the populated city more accessible for people with impairments and tackle other challenges in the future. "In Tokyo and Japan we have an ageing society, and it is clear there will be more and more people who will be requiring the use of wheelchairs or canes in coming years. Preparing for the Paralympics is preparing for Tokyo's aging population. The challenge of an aging city is a common theme all developed countries will be facing," she said.

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