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Deaf-Blind Paralympian Quits Team USA When Told She Can't Bring Assistant to Tokyo

Becca Meyers, a six-time Paralympic medalist with three golds from the 2016 Rio Games, quit Team USA after she was told she couldn't bring her mother to Tokyo to serve as her personal assistant and help her navigate Olympic facilities.

Paralympians Finally Receiving Equal Payouts for Medal Wins

Fifty-eight years after the Paralympics made their official debut, the board of directors for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) voted to instate equal payouts for all Team USA athletes starting with the Tokyo Games. (The increase was given retroactively to 2018 Paralympic winners, awarding more than $1.2 million to those medalists.)