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Designed to assist elite athletes selected and proposed by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in their preparation and qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with a particular focus on athletes and NOCs withy the greatest needs. Should an athlete be awarded an Olympic scholarship, the NOC or training centre will ensure that he/she benefits from funding for items such as access to appropriate training facilities, specialised coaching for the relevant sporting discipline, medical and scientific assistance and control, accident and illness insurance, board and lodging costs, adequate pocket money, Fixed subsidy to offset travel costs required to participate in international qualification competitions, access to technical information on the Rio Olympic Games.
Olympic Solidarity will work with certain partner NOCs, International Sport Federations and independent training centres to provide training opportunities to the scholarship holders.
An NOC may put forward a maximum of 15 candidatures for scholarships and athletes must have the following profile in order to be considered:
|Training centre option:||NOC Training option:|
Athlete training in global training centre network established by Olympic Solidarity.
|Athlete training in home country or abroad in a centre approved by the NOC.|
|Reporting by a centre or partner NOC to Olympic Solidarity and NOC every 4 months.||Reporting by NOC to Olympic Solidarity every 4 months.|
Administered by Olympic Solidarity, training centre or partner NOC or International Sport Federations that have an agreement with Olympic Solidarity to be able to place athletes into their training centre network. For athletes benefiting from this option, all costs are included in the total budget agreed upon with the training centre and the budget is managed directly by the training centre. The scholarship holders are expected to coordinate with the National Sport Federation (MNA) for the entry of the athletes into the qualification competitions.
A list of 'recognized' high performance training centres will be made available by ISAF should MNAs or their National Olympic Committees (NOCs) require it for their application.
|Administered by NOC|
|Reimbursement of transport costs by Olympic Solidarity|
|$5,000 USD maximum per athlete|
|One reimbursement per athlete|
|Administered by the NOC|
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|Rio 2016 Scholarships for Athletes guidelines - ENGLISH|