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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Russian Olympic medalists all get luxury cars from their government

Each of the 129 Russians who won medals in individual or team events at the 2012 London Olympics have all received personalized Audis from the Russian government, with different models for gold, silver and bronze winners. Gold medalists got the Audi A8, Silver medalists - Audi A7 and Audi A6 for Bronze winners. Not only that, all the medalists were given state honors by President Vladimir Putin in a ceremony that held at the Kremlin on Wednesday.

44 comments:

Bemgba Nyakuma said...

Meritocracy at its best. This is good!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmnn....Quite Motivatin..unlyk Naija...for where

Nekky said...

now thats wassup. kudos to Russian govt.

Kanyinulia Okeke said...

Wow thats good... a good way to encourage them.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Jonathan will do

Samuel Odimuko said...

Congrats to them.

Anonymous said...

Wao dat's gud and very encouraging.

Anonymous said...

That is motivation....Nigerian govt,learn now

Anonymous said...

Oil money things

Anonymous said...

Wow meanwhile the country is facing an economic crises! Lots of families in Russia living in poverty! I guess they learned this from Nigerian politicians.

Anonymous said...

hmmmm wish dat dey happen for my country

Sakara said...

This is wl in no doubt encourage d athletes to always bring glory to their mother land and is this not better than a golden handshake? As if na d handshake go put food on their tables, if am an athlete I wl relocate to Russia

GaMuGaZa said...

Good gesture

Anonymous said...

Atleast their ecomony has bounced back, courtesy of their natural gas, and they also manufacture cars. In Nigeria we cannot even manufature tookpick.

HRHTega1 said...

Nice. Very motivating.

Jesus Disciple said...

That's good!...If na our beloved Country, you would expect a PRESIDENTIAL HANDSHAKE...Lol!

Anonymous said...

Please come back home n make us proud.

Anonymous said...

And our own team got nothing, at least a presidential handshake could calm some nerves

Zion said...

And our own team got nothing, at least a presidential handshake could calm some nerves

Chioma Okeke said...

Our government too is good in giving out cars. The only problem is that the story ends there!

freebike7 said...

that will motivate the rest to do more,... Nice one

Hrm paul Ojeih said...

Now that's how you reward talents and hard work

Baba said...

i wish our leaders go do desame... but our boys are not even encouraging.

brandigest said...

I know Nigeria governmnt give out plots of land, cars and cash rewrds to Nigeria winning teams. I am sure that if Team Nigeria got a wooden medal they would have gotten s token at least. www.brandigest.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

That's nothing jor.. The saudi arabia girl that ran and came last was given a house and other stuffs by her government

Anonymous said...

@ August 18, 2012 12:21 PM...u must beef. U think ur sounding rational...are you putting more effort into solving the poverty issues in russia more than the russian govt? They rewarded their youths who made them proud and ur here talking shit. Tufiakwa...

Anonymous said...

Those Nigerian that won Gold medals many years ago are yet to get their gift. Government of Nigeria are yet to fulfill their promises to the winners. Promise of land and cars, none came to pass. yeye government

Anonymous said...

And they say Europe is in debt!

Anonymous said...

First of, its a very good incentive but let's stop comparing our atheletes and governemnt to the russians. If the Nigerian Gov't had given such incentives to our atheletes(that is if they had performed well), we would have been chanting "wasteful Government" and if they got nothing we would still complain, so please let's just leave things as they are. What has happened as happened.

Anonymous said...

Lol@wooden medal..our own shld even hope for keke napep cos dey brot bak nufn..NEKS

Alicia says... said...

All these people leave comments without even thinking. Russians are suffering oooo!!! Maybe not as bad as Nigerians but come on! Why not give them a house, the value of cars depreciates every , every day, etc.
But its still a nice gift sha

Anonymous said...

Motivational gift,dats gud gov 4 u..bt naija tried when they won youth world cup on 2005 Shaa...thumb up 4 dem

dimmaonuorah said...

issiokay......nsogbu adiro... oga adisi mma wt nigeria

belinda said...

That's some good encouragement! It must be fun to be an Olympian... considering all that you stand to receive, not only from your country. Great post!

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Anonymous said...

this really motivating. Kudos to the Russian govt

Anonymous said...

I am yet to come to terms with the fact we dint win even aluminium medal

Anonymous said...

HE AWARDED CARS TO THE MEDALIST AND AT THE SAME TIME IN A RUSSIAN ALIKALI COURT THREE YOUNG MEMBERS OF A BAND GROUP WERE JAILED FOR 2 YEARS FOR DEMANDING PUTIN RESIGNATION. THE WORLD IS NO MORE BLIND

Anonymous said...

This is good and encouraging.

Anonymous said...

How can we manufacture 'tookpick' when you can't even spell it. This country is in deep trouble.

Anonymous said...

Russia for life!

Alphaeus Maximus said...

Better nation and a responsible president. I love rusia.

Alphaeus Maximus said...

Vladamir putin you are still my best european strong man. Protect your country well. I love your style

Anonymous said...

Nigerians! America who is much richer and more powerful than Russia, gives its athletes a presidential handshake and reception. Russia is not accountable to anyone. Nigerians are so gullible.

Anonymous said...

Abi.lolz

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