Baroness Grey-Thompson Says Para-athletes Told Not to Speak Out About Classification

October 31, 2017

(BBC) – British athletes were threatened with not being selected if they spoke out about classification concerns in Paralympic sports, MPs have been told. “It’s somewhere between bullying and control,” said 11-time Paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. She was speaking at a Parliamentary committee hearing into claims athletes were cheating the system. It was announced last week that classification rules would be revised, with effect from 1 January.

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