OLYMPICS 2008 – Indonesians Promised $100,000 for Gold

As in 2004, Indonesians who win a gold medal in Beijing in August will be granted 1 million Rp (over US$100,000) by the National Sports Council, said Indonesia’s NSC as […]

As in 2004, Indonesians who win a gold medal in Beijing in August will be granted 1 million Rp (over US$100,000) by the National Sports Council, said Indonesia’s NSC as reported by the Jakarta Post. This sum is the same won by Taufik Hidayat in 2004 and by Candra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan in 2000.

The Indonesian governement, however, is seeking sponsors to provide this cash bonus – as happened with the previous editions – to avoid having to dig into its own funds. The reward for silver will be 500 million Rp (US$50,000 ) and 250 million Rp (US$25,000 ) will go to any bronze-medallists.

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