Brazil has better performance history, but does not reach goal medals at the Olympic Games

The number of medals was not necessary to reach the target set by the Brazil Olympic Committee, to stay between 10 the 1st.
22/08/2016 08h53 - Updated 22/08/2016 08h53
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Were 19 podiums for Brazil at the Olympics, a record in the history of the country. But the number of medals was not necessary to reach the target set by the government and the Brazil Olympic Committee, to stay between 10 first countries in the ranking of total medals.

In 2012, when it was established by the government the Brazil Awards Plan, the goal was investment of R $ 1 billion of public funds for scholarships for athletes, investment in technical teams and participation in international tournaments and also in the construction of training centers.

Brazil is the Rio Games finished 13th in the ranking with a total of medals. With seven golds, the country broke the record in Athens 2004, when they were conquered five medals. Even surpassed the number of silver medals, six achievements.

Incentives to athletes
In Rio Games 2016, 358 of 465 Brazilian athletes (77%) They received direct government support to the Bolsa Athlete. For sportsmen, It was established four types of bags: national (R$ 925 monthly), international (R$ 1.850), Olympic (R$ 3.100) and podium (R$ 5 mil a R$ 15 one thousand). Each bag is defined according to the results of athletes. In 2016, It is planned or expense of R $ 80 million for this benefit.

In addition to this incentive, 145 athletes who were the Games were also supported by the High Athletes Program Income Armed Forces, which incorporated in sports highlights as 3 temporary sergeant in the three forces, with pay of R $ 3.200 real. These athletes won 14 medals in Rio 2016. In 2016, the program has budgeted R $ 43 millions.

Source: Agency Brazil

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