21 Nov '11, 10pm

ASIAN GAMES :- Athletes could receive less cash rewards in future - TODAYonline

JAKARTA - Gold medallists from Team Singapore's 414-member contingent at the 26th SEA Games will receive approximately S$500,000 under the Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme (MAP). Launched in 1993, MAP offers cash rewards to national athletes who win medals either at the SEA Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games or Olympic Games. A total of 42 gold, 45 silver and 73 bronze medals were won by Singapore's national athletes, with four SEA Games records broken in Indonesia. But the cash reward for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, which will be hosted in Scotland and South Korea, respectively, could see a cut, as the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) review MAP. Currently, a SEA Games gold medallist receives S$10,000, while an Olympic gold medal winner pockets S$1 million. Speaking after the SNOC's post-Games wrap here, secretary-general Chris Chan reve...

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