Olympic medallists to receive cash prizes

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Nhân dân English - 28 month(s) ago 6 readings

Nhan Dan – Donors Dong Luc Sport Company, Ltd and PetroVietnam General Services Joint Stock Corporation (Petrosetco) have announced they will award Vietnamese Olympic athletes who win medals at the upcoming London Games cash prizes of VND300-700 million (US$14,400-33,600).

Petrosetco has offered VND500 million (US$24,000) for each gold medallist, VND300 million (US$14,400) for each silver medallist and VND200 million (US$9,600) for each bronze medallist.

Each gold medallist will receive VND250 million (US$12,000) from Dong Luc Sports Company, while each silver medallist will be awarded VND150 million (US$7,200) and bronze medallists will pocket VND100 million (US$4,800).

Fifteen Vietnamese athletes have qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games so far, in gymnastics, taekwondo, badminton, shooting, judo, wrestling, track and field, fencing, weightlifting and rowing.

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