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JAAA begins payment of Athletics World Cup prize money to athletes

Local athletics governing body, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is adamant it is not to be blamed for national athletes still being unpaid for their participation at last year's Athletics World Cup in London. 
Having finished 4th overall at the meet with 155 points, Jamaica secured U.S. $350,000 in prize money. 

But RJR Sports understands that athletes are yet to get their share of the prize money from the inaugural event which was held on July 14 and 15 at the London Stadium. When RJR Sports caught up with JAAA president Dr Warren Blake, he sought to clear the air while noting they had just begun the process of paying the athletes. 

While Jamaica finished fourth overall on the points table, the country ended second on the medals table after garnering 16 medals including 6 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze.

 

 



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