The Youth and Sports Ministry of Ukraine has developed a draft government decree on the payment of incentive amounts to Olympic athletes who stopped one step away from winning places and their coaches.
For the the fourth place they offered to pay 50 thousand UAH (almost 2 000 USD), for the fifth - 35 thousand UAH (1350 USD), the sixth - 25 thousand UAH (almost 1000 USD).
Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov stated this on his page on Facebook.
The minister said that spoke about the initiative in the Verkhovna Rada during the hours of questions to the government. According to him, the document is being approved by the relevant executive authorities.
At the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro 55 Ukrainian athletes took the fourth-sixth places in the individual and team events program.