South African Athletics

SA javelin ace: Where is the money going?!

2016-06-30 21:33
Sunette Viljoen (AFP)

Cape Town - Top South African javelin thrower, Sunette Viljoen, has questioned where the latest SASCOC sponsorship money has gone.

On Wednesday it was announced that the National Lotteries Commission confirmed its partnership with SASCOC in funding athletes and their programmes for Rio 2016 and beyond.

The sponsorship commitment, valued at R70 million, will provide an injection into addressing athletes’ requirements in the lead up to the Rio Olympics.

However, some five weeks away from the Olympics in Brazil, Viljoen, a definite medal hopeful in Rio, has questioned where the money was going, stating on Twitter that "we" (the athletes) do not see a cent.

Earlier in the month, Telkom was confirmed as the official sponsor of Team SA and it was announced that they would also be adding R4 million to the medal incentive pot, to be shared between both the Olympic and Paralympic stars.

The 2016 Olympic Games will take place from August 5-21 while the 2016 Paralympic Games are scheduled for September 7-18.

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