THE SPORT SCAN – The Minister of Education and Sports has raised the reward promised to each French Olympic champion in Tokyo by 15,000 euros compared to the previous Olympic Games in Rio.
The French National Olympic Sports Committee celebrated this Wednesday the 100 days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The opportunity to take stock of several issues concerning the French delegation which should include in Japan between 350 and 400 members, with as many chances of medals in the key.
Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of Education and Sports, announced that the bonuses of French athletes who climb the podiums will be revised upwards compared to four years ago in Rio. Speaking from “his lair in rue Grenelle”, because it is Covid contact case, the member of the government announced that an Olympic champion would receive 65,000 euros for gold (instead of 50,000 in Brazil, 25,000 for silver (instead of 20,000) and finally 15,000 for bronze (instead of 13,000).
70 medals collected in 2016 in total
The ministry said the bonuses would be the same for Paralympic athletes. At the Rio Olympics, the Blues won 42 medals (10 gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze) to which were added a few days later 28 other charms (9 gold, 5 silver and 14 bronze) of their compatriots at the Paralympic Games. A great collective harvest which, if it were repeated this year, would allow the athletes to be rewarded to the tune of 2.23 million euros in total.