The country's President's office over the years started rewarding athletes who won medals on the international stage. They are given a motivational token of 1,350 U.S. dollars for a gold medal, 850 dollars for a silver and 500 dollars for a bronze medal. This is paid monthly once an athlete wins a medal at any international event.
BRUSSELS, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Multiple world and Olympic champion Mo Farah of Britain and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands respectively broke the men's and women's one-hour run world record at the Diamond League exhibition meeting here Friday night.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dia Saba contributed two goals and one assist as Guangzhou R&F beat Henan Jianye 3-1 in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, ending their three-match losing streak.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador international midfielder Alan Franco scored two first-half goals as Atletico Mineiro beat Sao Paulo 3-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship on Thursday.
Spain now move top of Group A4, one point ahead of second-placed Ukraine. Germany are third on two points after they lost 1-0 to Switzerland.
The world indoor record holder had opened her outdoor season in mid-August at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco, winning with a jump of 14.27m.
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The women's one-hour race saw a close battle between Hassan and Kenya's world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei. The duo stayed well ahead of the world record pace as they exchanged the lead several times but neither managed to break clear.
Fans of Guangzhou Evergrande cheer for the team during the 9th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
"The IOC continues to be impressed by the progress of the preparations. And we are all looking forward to writing this new chapter in China's great sporting history." Enditem