Chennai: The Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) awarded annual allowances to athletes from colleges across the State in a ceremony here on Tuesday.

A total of 157 athletes from 22 colleges were chosen for the year 2009-10 based on their performance in State, National and international level events.

Satyabrata Sahoo, Member-Secretary, SDAT, gave away the cheques to the representatives of the chosen colleges.

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