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Government motivates athletes at international sporting jamborees.

A vivid indication of Government’s support and enthusiasm for sports, is found in the 2020 budget allocations.

The Department of Youth and Sports receives R9.2 million, while the National Sports Council (NSC) gets R77.7 million.
After the outstanding performances of our athletes at the Indian Ocean Games (IOG) in Mauritius in July this year, provision has been made for Seychellois athletes’ participation in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Our islands, will also host the “Zwe Lespwar” in 2020.
2019 was a particularly good year for Seychellois athletes taking part in international sporting jamborees and Government in supporting and motivating them to do even better.
At the 9th Indian Ocean Games (IOG) in Mauritius in July, the athletes lived up to their motto: “Believe and Succeed”.
Star swimmer Felicity Passon won 7 gold medals, three silvers and one bronze.
Also outstanding were weightlifters Clementina Agricole, Romantha Larue and Steven Baccus, who all won three gold medals.
The Seychelles squad won a total of 111 medals, among which, 28 gold, 32 silver and 51 bronze.
Government allocated over R2.5 million to reward the medal winners. Every gold medal fetched the worthy athletes R40,000, every silver R25,000 and every bronze R2,000.
At the next major sporting event- the All Africa Games-in August- star swimmer Felicity Passon again made Seychelles proud, taking two golds, one silver and two bronze medal.
On this note, we congratulate referee Eddy Maillet who has been appointed to a senior Confederation of African Football (CAF) position.
In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on February 26, President Danny Faure announced that the Government has bought the Beau Vallon Promenade, where Regatta is held every year.
President Faure noted that for decades, this site, was owned by a private owner, who granted permission to hold activities in the area.
He said as a result of Government’s purchase of this land, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will be able to enjoy access to the area, within metres from Mahe’s most fabulous beach.

       

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