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Sport Röhler to Olympic premiums: Incentive system needs to be checked

23:56  30 july  2021
23:56  30 july  2021 Source:   kicker.de

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Spear throw Olympic champion Thomas Röhler sees higher premiums for Olympic successes as an incentive for young talents. "The incentive system is definitely one thing a bit goes far to the test bench," Röhler said to the portal "T-Online" and emphasized, even before the financial discussion he put the social value of sport. Especially young talents felt very quickly, whether what they saw, and their sporting goals would be considered desirable. Röhler Holte 2016 in Rio Gold, but has canceled for the currently running games in Tokyo but because of a back injury.

Thomas Röhler in Aktion. © Michael Kappeler / DPA / archive image Thomas Röhler in action.

For an Olympic mail, there is a premium of 20,000 euros from German sports aid. This makes Röhler too little. "You have to make something out of the Olympic success with a lot of time, in order to be able to live in the end of the sport," said the 29-year-old from Jena in the post of Friday and stressed: "If the direct sporty payout would be higher, would be Ensures that the athletes can focus stronger and more intensively on their sports. "

The sports help has recently rejected claims for an increase in Olympic premiums. "This is not our job because we have defined permanent promotion, ie supporting the way to success as our mission," said the CEO Thomas Berlemann in the interview of the German Press Agency. However, if a sponsor would come, who would say he wanted to increase this premium, "we are open to it," he added.

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