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IPC hopes won't be tough for Trump to see future Paralympics

Olympians applaud as President Donald Trump speaks, welcoming the Team USA Olympic athletes on North Portico at the White House in Washington, Friday,...

Olympians applaud as President Donald Trump speaks, welcoming the Team USA Olympic athletes on North Portico at the White House in Washington, Friday,...

Paralympic Games organizers hope U.S. President Donald Trump won't find it tough to watch their events in future.

The International Paralympic Committee is responding to comments made on Friday when Trump welcomed American athletes from the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang to the White House.

Trump said the Paralympics were "so incredible and so inspiring" before adding, "It's a little tough to watch too much, but I watched as much as I could."

IPC communications director Craig Spence told The Associated Press that "record numbers of people around the world are not finding the Paralympics tough to watch. Billions of viewers now take in the Paralympics in hundreds of countries around the world."

The next Paralympics are the Summer Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Spence says "we hope the U.S. President continues to watch and be inspired by the Paralympics, an event that has a track record for transforming attitudes towards disability."


Updated : 2021-04-22 07:01 GMT+08:00