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Paralympian honours backlash

Leading Paralympian athletes have criticised what they believe to be inconsistencies in the sports-dominating New Years Honours list, where successful Paralympians missed out on top honours, with only cyclist Sarah Storey made a dame.

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Lord Coe: Honours list 'wonderful end' to 'unique' year

Lord Coe described the list as "a wonderful end to this unique Olympic and Paralympic Year".

It recognises the achievements of our sportsmen and women who inspired the nation.

This year's list also recognises those behind the scenes at Locog (the London 2012 organisers) for outstanding leadership and delivery of the world's largest sporting events.

I am incredibly proud of them all and our partners who made Britain proud this summer.

– Lord Coe, London 2012 Chairman

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