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Indian Government Released $472,000 To 175 Olympians In Last Quarter Of '17

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 04 / 18

India Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that the Indian government released Rs 3.14 crore ($472,000) "as out of pocket allowance of 175 sportspersons" under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme in the last quarter of '17, according to the PTI. The amount was released from the National...

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