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  • Rio 2016 Paralympics will be 'the Games the Athletes Amaze' -- ATRadio


    (ATR) International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven says the 2016 Paralympics will deliver the greatest athletic performances of all time.

    IPC president Philip Craven (ATR)
    With less than 100 days to go until the first Paralympic Games in South America, Craven says that challenges remain but preparations are full steam ahead. Rio de Janeiro correspondent Aaron Bauer spoke with Craven on the eve of the milestone to discuss ticket sales, venue accessibility and what fans can expect at the Rio Games.

    Craven tells Around the Rings that the test events in Rio have proven successful and that the progress made at the end of seven years of preparations needs to be applauded.

    “If you look at the accessibility before we got to work with the organizing committee on that it was not good at all,” he added. “I think major progress has been made, but we know further work needs to be done. This is something we keep a very close eye on and we are working very closely with the organizers on.”

    Craven also discusses the state of ticket sales, the state of the country amid the political and economic crises, and how “surprised and excited” spectators will be watching the Paralympians.

    Listen to the full interview with Craven below:

    Written by Aaron Bauer

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