France, which hopes to win 15 medals in the upcoming Olympics, will offer cash incentives to athletes that claim a gold, silver or bronze medal, the head of the French Olympic delegation said Wednesday.

Jean-Francois Chary, who arrived in Seoul Tuesday for a five-day inspection visit, told a news conference that France will pay its gold-winners approximately $32,520, its silver-winners $16,260 and its bronze-winners $12,200.France, which will send 300 athletes to the Games, hoped for medals in track and field, canoeing, fencing, judo, equestrian sports, wrestling and shooting, he said.

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