Zhdanov: the preparation, participation and prize for Olympians allocated 250 million UAH

Жданов: На подготовку, участие и призовые для олимпийцев выделено 250 млн грн

The size of the prize payable to the Ukrainian athletes in the international competitions, recently doubled. About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”, said the Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor Zhdanov.

“Even under Yatsenyuk’s government we doubled the awards to the athletes. At the world Championships, they received 50 thousand UAH, now they will get 100 thousand And, respectively, at the European Championships: it was 25 thousand – 50 thousand UAH. For the first time bought the equipment of 14 million for the Olympics. Not for all teams, unfortunately, but it was a step. Bought the national sports costumes for 4 million UAH”, – said Zhdanov.

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As the Minister said, the visit of the Ukrainian delegation at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro is partially paid from the state budget and partially at the expense of the National Olympic Committee (NOC).

“183 million was allocated for preparation, participation and prize-winning Paralympians and 250 million – on preparation, participation and prize for Olympians”, – said Zhdanov.

We will remind, according to the plan of priority actions of the Cabinet of Ministers in 2016, Ukraine’s participation in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) should be among the top 20 sporting Nations of the world.