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Olympic Solidarity Rio scholarship programme

The International Olympic Committee through Olympic Solidarity, constantly seeks to encourage the practice of sport and athletes throughout the world by offering the National Olympic Committee a large number of programmes that cover the different development stages in an athlete’s career, from its beginning in the junior ranks up to the highest sphere of elite sport.

This programme supported 1547 athletes from 185 NOCs in 22 sports. From weightlifting 14 women and 18 men athletes were awarded with the scholarship from all 5 continents. From the total 32 allocated scholarships 39,5% participated in the Games in Rio.

Our Olympic Medallist scholarship holders:


Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera (COL)
Ruslan Nurudinov (UZB)
Jong Sim Rim (PRK)


Sri Wahyuni Agustiani (INA)
Eko Yuli Irawan (INA)
Yun Chol Om (PRK)


Irakli Turmanidze (GEO)