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Swimmer and leukemia survivor Rikako Ikee qualifies for next Asian Games

Rikako Ikee, the 2018 Asian Games’ MPV, qualified on Saturday for this September’s games in Hangzhou, China, with a 53.83-second time in the women’s 100-meter freestyle at Japan’s national championships.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, underlying conditions are a problem for Paralympic athletes hoping to attend the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games ‬

Athletes seeking to participate in the Tokyo Paralympic Games next year and staff members are struggling to balance preparations to compete and measures against the novel coronavirus, officials at the Japanese Para-Sports Association have said in a recent interview. 

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Japanese National championship event for athletes with intellectual disabilities canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

A national championship for athletes with intellectual disabilities has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Special Olympics Nippon National Winter Games Hokkaido 2020 were scheduled to kick off this Friday in Hokkaido, northern Japan. But organizers decided to cancel the three-day event on Monday.