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July 18, 2024

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JAAA Receives $35-m To Organize National Athletics Championships

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the JAAA has already received $10 million. The organizes are expected to receive the remaining $25 million soon

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association will receive $35 from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ).
This money is meant to organize the National Senior and Junior Championships. The event is expected to happen from July 6-9. The funds are expected to be distributed via the Sports Development Foundation (SDF).
The championship is expected to host more than 400 athletes. The juniors and seniors will be competing in 60 events. The Jamaican athletes will be using this tournament to earn spots in the international competitions later this year.
The National Stadium will host some of Jamaica’s finest athletes. the event will feature big names like Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Ackeem Blake and Elaine Thompson-Herah.
According to reliable sources, the JAAA has already received $10 million. The organizes are expected to receive the remaining $25 million soon.
According to Olivia “Babsy” Grange, the Minister of Sport, this is the highest amount that the government has ever spent on an event. Grange said that they are funding the athletes because they have proven themselves at the highest level. She also praised them for working hard and competing honestly.
Garth Gayle, the JAAA president, thanked sponsors and the government for making the championship possible.
Jamaican senior athletes are hoping to travel to Budapest for the World Athletics Championships. This event is supposed to happen from August 19 to August 27. The athletes are also looking towards the NACAC Under-23 and Under-18 Championships. this will happen in July. In early August, we’ll also see the Under-18 Commonwealth Youth Games and the Pan American Under-20 Athletics Championships.
Tickets for the championship can be accessed online. You can also find the tickets in the stadium’s ticket office and the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

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