Missed the Olympics athletes will pay 40 million rubles of compensation

Two-time Olympic champion in pole vaulting Yelena Isinbayeva.
Photo: Dmitry Rogulin/TASS

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Athletes who have missed the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, will receive compensation. According to the President of wfla, the payout will be about 40 million rubles.

Monetary compensation for participation in the Olympic games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro will receive 42 athlete and the amount of the payments will be about 40 million rubles. About it reports “R-Sport” with reference to the President of the Russian athletics Federation (vfla) Dmitry shlyahtin.

“42 athlete will receive a cash payment from the Fund of support of Olympians of Russia. The total payment of about 40 million rubles”, — said shlyahtin. The President of the club did not specify the terms of payment of compensation to the athletes.

Earlier, on October 31, TASS with reference to sources reported that three leading Russian athletes who were forced to skip the Olympics, will receive 4 million rubles. “of the three for sure are Yelena Isinbayeva and Sergey Shubenkov. The rest of the money will be divided among the other athletes,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

In November last year the independent Commission WADA has accused Russia of multiple anti-doping rule violation. The international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) took the decision on temporary suspension of wfla. As a result, Russian athletes were not admitted to the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. With the exception of Darya Klishina, who received an individual permit.

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