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Funding enhance to assist Australian athletes qualify for Paris 2024

CANBERRA, July 25 (Xinhua) — The Australian Government has introduced new funding to assist athletes qualify for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Anika Wells, the Minister for Sport, on Tuesday dedicated 20 million Australian {dollars} (13.5 million U.S. {dollars}) for the Paris preparation fund.

To be administered by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), the fund will assist Australian athletes overcome value will increase related to journey to worldwide qualifying occasions for the Olympics.

Among the beneficiaries shall be Australia’s males’s and girls’s hockey groups – the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos.

The males’s staff has fallen on the earth rankings because the begin of 2023 whereas the ladies, who had their funding reduce on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics, have climbed from fourth to second.

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president Ian Chesterman mentioned the funding enhance could be a significant aid for Australian athletes because the nation prepares to host the Summer Olympics for the primary time since 2000 in 2032.

“We think an Australia with more Olympians is a better Australia. We know everyone on the team will inspire their clubs, their communities and our country,” he mentioned in a press release.

“This new funding is vital. Paris is the first stop on the road to Brisbane and if we want home Games success that has to start now.”