National Sports Authority (NSA) boss, Professor Peter Twumasi, says all 14 Ghanaian athletes sent to the Tokyo Olympic Games have received their per diem.
According to the Director General of the NSA, each athlete received $100 as a daily allowance for participating in the global sports festival.
The only financial commitment left now is the entitlements for winning medals at the games.
The athletes and all officials have spent 42 days beginning from the pre-tournament camping through to the competition period, and each is expected to receive an accumulated allowance of $4,200.
According to Professor Twumasi, the government is committed to ensuring all athletes are well covered in Tokyo.
“All the athletes and officials have received their per diem just like we did in Morocco,” he said.
“We have calculated each athlete’s money, and they have it. What they don’t have is the bonuses for the medal zones”.
The NSA boss also revealed a financial reward package for athletes who win medals for the country.
“Everybody knows that winning a gold medal, the prize money is $5,000, if you win a silver medal, you get $4,000 while a bronze medal attracts $3,000”.
“At every stage, you reach in the competition; there is a package for you, so it’s a very transparent package, and everybody is aware of it. Coaches and officials also received 120 per day,” the National Sports Authority boss further revealed.
Meanwhile, Ghana has secured one bronze medal at the Olympics through Samuel Takyi in the boxing featherweight division.
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