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Local athletes set to gain big time under new Sports Excellence Scholarships scheme

Published on Mar 20, 2013 4:27 PM

Top local athletes who prove that they have what it takes to make their mark among the world's best could receive stipends of around $90,000 a year.

This was revealed during a briefing the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and the Singapore Sports Institute (SSI) conducted on Wednesday afternoon at Spex House, near the SSC headquarters in Kallang.

The five-figure sum is the median amount awarded to elite athletes who prove they have the potential to reach the Olympics or excel at their sport's world championships-level event.

Athletes on lower tiers of support will receive between $24,000 and $60,000 (median) a year in stipends.

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