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Ministry of Sports expands national framework for incentives and awards

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Jereem Richards, sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago. – PA

Sports and Community Development MINISTER Shamfa Cudjoe has announced the expansion of the National Incentives and Rewards Framework.

In 2018, the National Rewards and Incentives Framework was introduced to reward athletes who have won medals at the highest levels of international competition in various respective sports disciplines.

Athletes have benefited from this policy to win medals at Olympic/Paralympic Games, T20 World Cups, World Championships in Athletics, Central American and Caribbean Games, Special Olympics World Games, among others.

On Friday, a press release from the Department of Sport and Community Development said: “On July 7, 2022 Cabinet took the decision to expand the incentive framework to include the World Indoor Championships in Athletics.”

Cudjoe said Jereem Richards will be the first TT athlete to receive a bonus in this new category in recognition of his gold medal, which set a new championship record in the men’s 400m event at the World Championships. Indoor Athletics 2022 held in Belgrade, Serbia. . To date, more than $5.5 million has been distributed to 100 athletes by the government since the program’s inception in 2018.