Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly have called for greater funding for disabled athletes.
Commenting on the publication a House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report into the funding of elite athletes, Dee Doocey AM, Liberal Democrat Olympics Spokesperson, said “over the last three Games, Britain has won on average five times more medals at the Paralympic than the Olympic Games.
“But disabled athletes’ funding package has never matched their achievement. It is time we stopped taking the Paralympics as some irritating bolt on and invested in what has already proven to be a winning side.”
Ms Doocey has called on the Government to “put its money where its mouth is and back disabled sport.”