Olympic and Paralympic champions and medalists as well as winners of World and European championships will be admitted to the State University of Physical Education and Sports without exams, the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science has announced.
Georgian Education Minister Mikheil Chkhenkeli underscored the importance of the sportsmen’s work in the international arena and stated that ‘achieving the goal requires the greatest physical effort from each athlete, many hours of tiring training and full concentration,’ while explaining the government’s decision regarding the prize-winner sportsmen’s enrollment without exams in the university.
Their devoted work in honour of the country is a source of great joy and appreciation for fans. Therefore the government has decided to support athletes in the field of education,” Chkhenkeli stated.
The Ministry of Education and Science says that the ministry expresses its ‘greatest respect and gratitude towards them as their work is invaluable to the country.’
The Georgian government announced cash prizes in August for Georgian medalists at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Per the government’s decision, gold medalists from the Olympics received 1 million GEL, silver medalists 500,000 GEL and bronze medalists 250,000 GEL from the state.
Georgia finished the Tokyo Olympic Games with eight medals out of which two were gold, five silver and one bronze.