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$3.9 million preparation budget for Rio Olympics

October 14, 2015 4:51 am

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee have set an estimated preparation budget of $3.9 million for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Team Fiji Chef de Mission, Cathy Wong says this will cover the preparation costs for each of the potential qualifying sports such as weightlifting, athletics, women’s sevens rugby, swimming, shooting and archery.

Wong commended FASANOC on tabulating the report to Government and will await the response during the announcement of the 2015 Budget next month.

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Wong adds the participation budget figures during the Olympics in Rio stands at $1 million.

So far, only the Fiji men’s sevens side and the Fiji Under 23 football side have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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