Prime Minister Vlad Filat today awarded prizes to the Moldovan sportsmen gaining performances at the Olympic Games in London 2012, according to the government's communication and press relations department.
Filat said he is delighted to be again together with those representing Moldova with great success at the 30th issue of the Olympic Games in London.
"You have brought a great value to Moldova. I thank you for the sacrifice, time and work you have carried out. It is not easy to devote your youth to driving away in order to participate in competitions and mainly to get performance as well", Filat said.
Filat thanked trainers, doctors and other members of the Olympic team for their work and support offered to the sportsmen.
"The results make us to see the future with optimism. We have talented youth and we have to provide them conditions for the development of their skills and getting new performances", Filat said.
Filat also thanked members of the organizing committee for the participation in the Olympic Games, for providing the national team good conditions to participate in this important event.
The government awarded prizes to sportsmen, trainers and doctors during the ceremony. The value of the prizes is from 7,000 to 80,000 euros.
Filat said that during the next days, wrestler Iaroslav Musinschi will be also handed prize for ranking 25 at the marathon.
Weight lifters Cristina Iovu and Anatol Ciricu bringing bronze medal from the Olympiad were also handed documents on ownership for a flat in Chisinau.
The head of the National Olympic Committee, Nicolae Juravschi, said that the Moldovan sportsmen have been backed by the state over the past two years. He said that the state budget earmarked 10 million lei in this respect.
Nicolae Juravschi handed a honour diploma and an olympic badge to Filat for his contribution to the Moldovan sportsmen's participation in the Olympic Games in 2012.
Cristina Iovu thanked for the appreciation and support on behalf of the government, Filat and all the supporters.
Anatol Ciricu also appreciated the warm welcome, noting that the support from the government stimulates him to further work in order to achieve better results.
According to the government decision No 603 of 15 August 2012, about 560,500 euros (8.575,650 lei) had been earmarked for awarding prizes to the sportsmen, trainers and doctors.Moldpres