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Mencap call for greater inclusion of people with learning disabilities in Paralympics

With just 13 athletes with learning disabilities competing for Team GB in this year’s Paralympics (out of the 209 disabled athletes taking part), Mencap are calling for greater inclusion and representation of people with learning disabilities in major sporting events. It is now approaching 10 years since learning disabled athletes were re-introduced to the games after members of the Spanish basketball team faked having a learning disability in order to compete. Despite nearly a decade passing, Mencap say that little progress has been made and people with learning disabilities continue to face exclusion from the majority of sports. Athletes who


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