Rio 2016: Rewards of Olympic Proportions Promised

Rio 2016 was a bag of mixed emotions. On one hand India fell short of her London 2012 tally, but on the other hand, Indian women athletes created history not once, not twice, not thrice, but four times. This bodes well in a country where women athletes face uphill battles to compete, let alone succeed.  politicians, the bureaucracy, and some corporates have announced heaps of cash and sundry rewards for Indian Olympians. This is nothing new For those following Indian sport for a while, the purpose of this post is simple, to keep a track of all the

As expected politicians, the bureaucracy, and some corporates have announced heaps of cash and sundry rewards for Indian Olympians. This is nothing new, for those following Indian sport for a while.

While it is encouraging that these rewards and awards are announced, they rarely ever reach the athletes, and even of they do, rarely does the full amount reach. The purpose of this post is simple, to keep a track of all the rewards, and awards announced in order to follow these up closely.


P. V. SINDHU – Silver Medal @ Women’s Badminton (Singles) – INR 13.61 crore (~ USD 2 million)

INR 5 crores: Telangana Government

INR 3 crores: Andhra Government

INR 2 crore: Delhi Government

INR 75 lakh: Bharat Petroleum (BPCL)

INR 50 lakh: Mukkattu Sebastian, Indian businessman

INR 50 lakh: Badminton Association of India (BAI)

INR 50 lakh: Madhya Pradesh Government

INR 50 lakh: Haryana Government

INR 50 lakh: Special Awards Scheme – Sports Ministry Circular No. 2-1/2013-SP-IV

INR 30 lakh: Indian Olympic Association (IOA)

INR 5 lakh: All India Football Federation (AIFF)

INR 1.01 lakh: Salman Khan

1000 sq. yards / 20 cents land: Telangana Government

1000 sq. yards / 20 cents land: Andhra Government

BMW: V Chamundeshwarnath, president of Hyderabad District Badminton Association

Mahindra Thar: Anand Mahindra


SAKSHI MALIK – Bronze Medal @ Women’s Freestyle 58 kg – INR 5.69 crore (~ USD 0.85 million)

INR 2.5 crore: Haryana Government

INR 1 crore: Telangana Government

INR 1 crore: Delhi Government

INR 60 lakh: Railway Ministry

INR 30 lakh: Special Awards Scheme – Sports Ministry Circular No. 2-1/2013-SP-IV

INR 25 lakh: Mukkattu Sebastian, Indian businessman

INR 20 lakh: Indian Olympic Association (IOA)

INR 5 lakh: All India Football Federation (AIFF)

INR 1.01 lakh: Salman Khan

Mahindra Thar: Anand Mahindra

Two (2) Business Class Tickets: Air India


 

OTHERS:

DIPA KARMAKAR – 4th place Women’s Vault – INR 66 lakh (~ USD 100,000)

INR 50 lakh: Telangana Government

INR 15 lakh: Haryana Government

INR 1.01 lakh: Salman Khan


SRIKANTH KIDAMBI

INR 10 lakh: Badminton Association of India

INR 1.01 lakh: Salman Khan


LALITA BABAR

INR 15 lakh: Haryana Government


PULLELA GOPICHAND

INR 1 crore: Telangana Government

INR 50 lakh: Andhra Government

INR 10 lakh: Badminton Association of India


SOURCES:

Telangana government announces Rs. 5 crore reward to P V Sindhu – Indian Express

Delhi Government Announces Cash Rewards For P V Sindhu And Sakshi Malik – NDTV

Dubai expat doles out cash prizes for Indian Rio medallists – Gulf News

Rio 2016: Railway ministry to reward Sakshi Malik with Rs 60 lakh: DNA

Andhra Pradesh To Reward PV Sindhu With Rs. 3 Crore Cash Prize, Government Job – NDTV

KCR announces Rs 50 lakh reward to Dipa Karmakar – Business Standard

BPCL announces ₹ 75 lakh cash award, promotion for P V Sindhu – Hindu BusinessLine

Sakshi Malik awarded Rs 2.5 crore by Haryana Government – Indian Express

Badminton Association of India announces reward for PV Sindhu for clinching Silver in Rio Olympics – Badminton Association of India

MP govt announces Rs 50 lakh reward to P V Sindu – Business Standard

AIFF announces reward of Rs 5 lakh each for Sindhu, Sakshi – Times Of India

Rio Olympics 2016: Inspired by Sakshi Malik’s wish to fly, Air India responds with free tickets – Firstpost

IOA announces cash awards for medal-winning Indian athletes – Firstpost

SCHEME OF SPECIAL AWARDS TO MEDAL WINNERS IN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS AND THEIR COACHES – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Haryana govt announces cash prizes to Sindhu, Karmakar, Babar along with Sakshi Malik – DNA