The Bangladesh Olympic Association has decided to bid for the 2016 Asian Beach Games, The decision was made at an executive committee meeting of the BOA at the BOA House on Wednesday.
The BOA has also declared a cash bonanza for the Commonwealth Games-bound athletes with a gold medal winner pocketing Tk 10 lakh. The meeting also decided to award Tk 5 lakh for each silver and Tk 3 lakh for each bronze medal won by the Bangladesh athletes. ‘The motto is simple, we have to inspire our athletes to produce their best,’ said Mizanur Rahman Manu, vice president of the BOA.
It was decided that the BOA with active support from all quarters will groom up the athletes so that they can grab their quota places in the Olympics after London 2012. The BOA will take all necessary steps including high-profile training to prepare an athlete who will be able to bring laurels for the country.
Bangladesh contingent flies to New Delhi today.