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International Paralympic Committee chief dismisses ROK criticism of medal design

Yomiuri wrote that Andrew Parson, the president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), responded on Thursday to South Korean concern about the design of the medals for the Tokyo Paralympics by saying he finds it unproblematic. According to the paper, Parson disclosed at an IPC meeting held in Tokyo on Thursday that the South Korean delegation expressed concern about the medal by saying it resembles the Rising Sun flag. The IPC chief was quoted as saying that he does not find the design problematic because it reflects Japanese culture with a motif of an open Japanese fan and does not plan to instruct the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to change the design.

 

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