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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New Year Honours 2013: Lord Coe becomes a Companion of Honour

London 2012 chairman, Lord Sebastian Coe, becomes a Companion of Honour in the 2013 New Year Honours.

The order of Companion of Honour is conferred on men and women for recognised services of national importance. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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