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Georgia established the highest reward for "gold" at the Olympics2012-07-26 17:45
Tbilisi has established a high cash prize for the gold medal at the Summer Olympics this year, the Trend reported with reference to the radio "Freedom".gt-en-newsitem-inside
Georgian athletes may get $ 1.2 million for the Olympic "gold". In this list, Azerbaijan took the 2nd place. Its generosity is worth $ 510 thousand for the Olympic "gold".
At the same time in Georgia, those who manage to win the silver medal will be awarded the prize of $ 300 thousand, and $ 200 thousand for bronze medal. Azerbaijan promises 225 thousand and 128 thousand dollars for the silver and bronze medals respectively.
For comparison, the U.S. awards 25 thousand dollars for Olympic gold, Russia - $ 125 thousand, Italy - $ 172.2 thousand, Ukraine - $ 100 thousand, Belarus - $ 150 thousand, and Germany - $ 18.3 thousand.
Meanwhile, administration of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Georgia sent a letter to the organizers of the Olympics-2012 in London in connection with the "territorial issue".
In a statement released on Wednesday the National Olympic Committee states that the website of Olympic Games in London, where the files of the athletes are posted, the birthplace of the Russian national team member Besik Kuduhov was named "South Ossetia", and birthplace of another Russian athlete, Denis Tsargush, - Gudauta (the city is located in Abkhazia).
According to the Georgian NOC, next to the words "South Ossetia" and "Gudauta" in parentheses there is written "Russia". In this regard, as noted by the Olympic Committee, the National Olympic Committee of Georgia has declared its protest and sent a formal letter to the organizers of the competition.