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Honours criticised

Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott, Mo Farah and David Weir are among the Olympians recognised in the 2013 New Year Honours. But Weir has told a newspaper that he feels Paralympians are sometimes left out, because they are not in the public eye.

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Criticism of New Year's Honours system

David Weir with his gold medal after winning the Men's 5000m - T54 at the Olympic Stadium. Credit: PA

The president of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, has backed claims that more Paralympic athletes should have been recognised in the New Year's Honours List.

He was responding to comments from Londoner David Weir.

Weir won four golds at the London Games and was awarded a CBE in the honours list.

But he has told a newspaper that he feels Paralympians are sometimes left out, because they are not in the public eye.

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