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Three Latvian Olympic athletes and their coaches eligible for EUR 120,000

Rebeka Koha.
Three Latvian Olympic athletes, their coaches and assistants are eligible for a EUR 120,000 prize from the state budget for their accomplishments in Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In accordance with rules that govern the provision of money prizes for exceptional accomplishments in sports, prize money will be paid to three Latvian athletes – weight lifter Rebeka Koha, heptathlon athlete Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa and canoeist Aleksejs Rumjancev.

Koha and Ikauniece-Adminidina will be paid prize money of EUR 30,734. Coaches and assistants of the two athletes may be paid EUR 15,367.

Rumjancev will be paid EUR 18,440. His coaches and assistants may be paid up to EUR 9,220.

In accordance with the awarding procedure, the sports federation has to submit an application to Education and Science Ministry in order to request prize money to be paid to athletes for their accomplishments.

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