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'Major Budget Cuts' Deemed Necessary for Paralympics

The Paralympics will go ahead next month despite being forced to implement further "major budget cuts'' to the games in Rio de Janeiro. Poor ticket sales have compounded existing financial challenges in recession-battered Brazil, which have also been affecting the Olympic Games. Rio now has less than three weeks to prepare for Paralympics, the pinnacle of the disability sport calendar. "Never before in the 56-year history of the Paralympic Games have we faced...

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