By Jeremy Au Yong
Responding to a question from Nominated MP Eunice Olsen, Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Community Development, Youth and Sports) Teo Ser Luck told Parliament that each of the country's best disabled athletes received around $106,000 in funding in the current financial year, while the able-bodied ones received around $54,000.
'Per capita funding per disabled athlete is higher mainly because there are fewer of them and so there is less economy of scale," he said.
Explaining the disparity in cash rewards between the Olympics and the Paralympics, Mr Teo said that the level of competition in the Olympics was different as it was open to all and sundry. Mr Teo also said the cash awards came from the private sector, not state funds.
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