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    Default Paralympians 'should have received more honours

    Former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe says members of the New Year honours committee made a "big mistake" in not recognising more Paralympic athletes

    He said Paralympians were not put on an equal footing with Olympic medallists and that was a "missed opportunity".

    Wheelchair athlete David Weir, who was made a CBE after winning four gold medals, has suggested Paralympians have to work harder to earn recognition.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20870506

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle1993 View Post
    Former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe says members of the New Year honours committee made a "big mistake" in not recognising more Paralympic athletes

    He said Paralympians were not put on an equal footing with Olympic medallists and that was a "missed opportunity".

    Wheelchair athlete David Weir, who was made a CBE after winning four gold medals, has suggested Paralympians have to work harder to earn recognition.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20870506

    maybe Gerry should have applied more pressure when he "was" sports minister and not bleat when he's out of office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle1993 View Post
    Former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe says members of the New Year honours committee made a "big mistake" in not recognising more Paralympic athletes

    He said Paralympians were not put on an equal footing

    Equal footing?

    I'm surely not the only one laughing at this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle1993 View Post
    Wheelchair athlete David Weir, who was made a CBE after winning four gold medals, has suggested Paralympians have to work harder to earn recognition.
    I don't doubt that, at least here in the US. NBC (who has the monopoly on broadcast rights here) broadcasts little-to-no events on TV and doesn't host them online.

    But good point about it convenient of him to say such a thing after he left.

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