The participation of Slovak athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Russian city of Sochi will cost a total of €1.37 million, with the state covering €980,000 of the sum.
A document drafted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport that was approved by government on Wednesday, August 21, estimates cost for the Slovak team at the Sochi Winter Olympics will amount to €696,200, with €424,700 coming directly from state coffers. In addition, participation in the Winter Paralympic Games in Russia will cost €670,300, with the state covering €555,300, the TASR newswire quoted from the document. The Winter Olympics in Sochi will be held between February 7 and 23, 2014, while the Winter Paralympic Games will take place between March 7 and 16, 2014.
The Slovak team will include 132 members, including 60 athletes. According to the latest estimates, the team for the 2014 Paralympics will feature 58 Slovaks, including 23 competitors.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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22. Aug 2013 at 10:00