India spent Rs 55.22 crore on athletes

Apr 25, 2012, 12:09 IST | IANS

The sports ministry said yesterday that it has spent Rs 55.22 crore so far on the 46 medal prospects for this year's London Olympics.

The amount also includes money spent on four coaches and support staff under Operation Excellence 2012. The biggest beneficiaries were the gymnasts, who received Rs 89.91 lakh from the funds released so far from the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). 

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