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USA Track and Field boosts athlete funding by $9 million | OlympicTalk

Bonuses include $25,000 for a World Championships or Olympic gold medal.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: olympics.nbcsports.com

This should help the track and field athletes that are not at the very top of the sport yet be able to make a better living and provide for better training ,coaching and equipment . Professional tennis is trying to do something similar, by increasing the amount of prize money in earlier rounds to give lower ranked players the chance to earn more money which will be spent for coaching, travel and other needs of professional players.

On another note, this picture is so wonderful!! How can you not love seeing members of the U.S Track team in a Charlie’s Angel’s pose with fancy and stylish track & field cleats?!