Spanish athletes to be better rewarded for Rio 2016 successThe General Assembly of the Spanish Paralympic Committee approves to increase the amount of money athletes receive for winning a medal at Rio 2016. 11 Jan 2016
At its regular year-end meeting in December 2015, the General Assembly of the Spanish Paralympic Committee agreed to significantly increase the financial rewards for Spanish athletes who win a medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Under the honorary presidency of HRH Princess Elena, the General Assembly approved the increase in payments to medal winning athletes as part of their budget for 2016.
The awards for winning a Paralympic medal at the London 2012 Games 2012 were EUR 10,000 for a gold; EUR 5,000 for a silver and EUR 3,000 for a bronze, very similar to the amounts for Beijing 2008.
The General Assembly also adopted a decision that the Spanish Paralympic team will wear a different kit to the Spanish Olympic team at Rio 2016 providing a satisfactory agreement can be reached with the kit supplier.
The General Assembly of the Spanish Paralympic Committee was chaired by its chief, Miguel Carballeda, and also attended by President of the Higher Sports Council, Miguel Cardenal; the presidents of the Spanish Blind Sports Federation (FEDC), Angel Luis Gomez; Sports Physically Disabled (FEDDF), Jose Alberto Alvarez; and Table Tennis, Miguel Angel Machado; CEO of Sports CSD, Oscar Graefenhaim; and the president of the Spanish Association of Sports Press, Julian Redondo.