The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said Tuesday that it welcomed the decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

“Continuing to pursue the dream of the Tokyo 2020 Games happening this year does not make sense; postponement is the only logical option,” IPC chairman Andrew Parsons said on the committee’s website.

“When the Paralympic Games do happen in Tokyo next year, they will be a spectacular global celebration of humanity coming together again as one,” he added.

The International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission also supported the decision.

“The IOC Athletes’ Commission welcomes

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