Cabinet endorses rewarding athletes who win internationally

The Cabinet has taken a decision to endorse the categorisation of sports codes for the period of 2018-2020 as well as to monetarily reward excelling athletes, a motion submitted by the minister of sports, Erastus Uutoni last month.

In the national sports codes category, Football; Netball and rugby have been endorsed under the category, while in the priority sports codes category Athletics; Paralympics; Wrestling and Boxing were endorsed.

Cricket; Gymnastics; Swimming; Archery and Hockey have been endorsed under the Development Sports code category.

Furthermore, Uutoni has submitted sport recognition medals reward and preparation grant system for all sport codes.

Wining athletes of gold medals in Olympic and Paralympic games will be awarded N$200 000 while the coach or personal trainer will be awarded an amount of N$80 000.

Silver medal winners will be awarded N$150 000 and the coach N$ 60 000. Bronze medal winners will be awarded N$100 000.

Gold medal winners of World Championship will be awarded an amount of N$N$100 000; Silver medal winners (N$80 000) and Bronze medal winners (N$50 000).

African Championships with more than 30 countries participating gold medal winners will be awarded N$ 50 000; Silver medal winners (N$30 000) and Bronze medal winners (N$20 000).

Special Olympics World Summer and Winter Games Gold medal winners will be a awarded N$40 000; Silver medal winners (N$30 000) and Bronze medal winners and amount of N$20 000.