Paralympians are being treated "like second-class citizens", with major cuts to the Games announced just 19 days before the opening ceremony in Rio, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has said.
Around 10 countries' participation in the Games is under threat, amid huge cuts to venues, transport and the workforce.
Speaking to ITV News, the 11-times Paralympic gold medallist said: "It does feel like they're being treated like second-class citizens. I don't think that's what Rio intended because they've got great swimming and athletics teams, lots of media coverage.
"They're a country that get paralympic sport, but I think the pressure of getting the Olympics right has just meant they're robbing Peter to pay Paul and the upshot of that is what we're seeing now."
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