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Sponsor for Indian quintet

New Delhi: India’s five ‘potential’ medal winners, including world championship bronze medallist Anju Bobby George, will be sponsored by Samsung India Limited till the Athens Olympics. Shooters Abhinav Bindra, Anjali Bhagwat, athletes Anju, K.M. Beenamol and weightlifter Karnam Malleswari will receive financial support for their training expenses till August 2004 under the Olympic fund set up by the company, it was announced on Tuesday.

The company also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Olympic Association to become the official sponsor of the Indian team to Athens. The amount of sponsorship money is Rs one crore from which the athletes will get 50 per cent.

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