Mexican athletes who participated in Tokyo 2020 will receive an incentive from the government after the money raised in the National Lottery draw
The Great Draw on September 15, organized by the National Lottery, raised more than 193 million pesos, less expenses, which will be used to pay prizes and incentives for Mexican athletes who attended Tokyo 2020, as reported by the Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in previous weeks.
In total, the Raffle for the Azteca Stadium Box, along with other properties, raised 193 million 339 thousand 500 pesos, which will be distributed among medal winners, athletes who attended Tokyo 2020 and coaches, which together, between the Olympic and Paralympic delegation, add up to more than 500 people.
From the figure of 193 million 339 thousand 500 pesos, the organization costs must be subtracted, which according to numbers of previous tournaments, ranges between 100 million pesos, so that half would be available to deliver to the athletes. This amount was raised from the sale of 38 percent of the total tickets that were put on sale.
The President’s commitment Andrés Manuel López Obrador It was to recognize the effort of the entire Mexican delegation that went to Tokyo 2020, regardless of whether they won a medal or not, that is why the number grows to more than 500 people.
In the London 2012 edition, the Mexican government invested 17 million pesos in prizes for athletes and in Rio 2016 almost 10 million were spent, now an approximate of 100 million pesos will be allocated.
The figure is similar to the one that the Constitutional President of the United Mexican States gave to the Mexican athletes who were in the 2019 Pan American Games, since on that occasion 102 million pesos were allocated for scholarships and prizes, which came from the auction of the home of Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon, accused of involvement in alleged criminal activities.