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OOA announces cash prize for medal winners

Bhubaneswar: Orissa Olympic Association
(OAA) on Wednesday announced cash prize for the winners from the
state at the 34th National Games scheduled to begin from
Saturday in Jharkhand.

"The players and coaches representing OOA will be
given cash prize for winning medals in the Games," said
association general secretary Asirbad Behera.

While players winning the Gold medal would be given Rs
50,000, the amount for winners of silver medal was Rs 30,000
and Rs 20,000 for bronze medals, Behera said.

The Orissa contingent of 181 Members (145 players and
36 officials including manager and Coaches) and 4 contingent
officials will be participating in the ensuing 34th National
Games at Ranchi, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur from 12th to 26th Feb
2011 under the banner of Orissa Olympic Association.

Total 17 Teams qualified for the National Games
comprise; Aquatics(Swimming), Athletics, Boxing, Cycling,
Football (Women), Gymnastic, Hockey (Men), Hockey (Women),
Karate-Do, Kayaking & Canoing, Rowing, Rugby 7?s (Men), Sepak
Takraw (Women), Shooting, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

PTI

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