Team Australia athletes have received $8.6 million boost from the Country’s Federal Government ahead of next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison who gave the fund at the rebranding of the Team in Sydney said that
$5.7 million will be used to plan, coordinate and deliver the team for Tokyo 2020. The remaining money will be used to set up a Paralympic education and events centre in Sydney.
This centre will feature accessible accommodation, training facilities as well as a Paralympic museum.
Australia is preparing to send the largest team to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Athletes from more than 15 sports will be supported by pilots and guides for vision impaired athletes, ramp assistants coaches, managers and operational personnel including medical, technical, and administration staff.
Australia have competed in every Paralympic Games since inauguration at Rome in 1960.
Their best performance was at the Sydney 2000 games when they won 63 gold, to lead the world.