12 Jun 2014

Sport: Nauru Govt offers cash rewards for sporting success

10:52 am on 12 June 2014

The Nauru government has agreed to offer cash prizes for top athletes who win medals at international sporting events, saying it wishes to recognise the dedication and hard work of its elite sportspeople.

The most lucrative reward is AU$25,000 for any athlete who wins an Olympic gold medal, AU$15,000 for silver and AU10,000 for bronze.

A Commonwealth Games victory will bring home AU$10,000, with AU$5,000 and AU$3,000 for bronze, with the rewards slightly less for success at World Championships and the Pacific Games.

Nauru athletes have won a medal at every Commonwealth Games since its first participation in 1990.