- SA’s Smith and De Vries into last 24 at Ballito Pro
- Shot-stopper Barker snapped up by top Dutch club
- Finnish triumph for hurdler Hamman as Fredericks still hunts Rio spot
- SA’s Pace the latest ace to say no to Olympic opportunity
- SA U23 side’s Olympic preparations jolted by Japan
- Busy Piontek putting final preparations into place
- Continental swimming honours for Hill
- Janse van Rensburg flies SA flag for Africa’s team at Tour de France
- Du Toit goes from runner-up to champion at SA Girls Championships
- Blitzboks face Australia, France and Spain in Rio Games
SASCOC: OPEX athletes have been paid
- Updated: August 9, 2014
Contrary to media reports that OPEX athletes have not received their allowances, SASCOC wishes to place on record that all OPEX athletes have in fact been paid their allowances, namely on 9 August, 2014.
Despite some unexpected cash flow challenges which resulted in a slight delay of payment to the athletes, SASCOC has managed to resolve the problem timeously and paid all the athletes the allowances due to them.
Says SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy: ‘We totally appreciate the importance of the funds which we avail to our athletes in the OPEX programme as these assist them in their important preparation to Rio 2016.
‘Yes, we had a slight delay in processing their payment due to cash flow challenges but everything has been resolved and all athletes in the OPEX programme were paid on Saturday.’
‘We urge our media not to blow issues like these totally out of proportion when we face resolvable problems, as this only hinders our athletes’ performance.
‘SASCOC’s mandate is to ensure that we support our athletes totally and deliver them to all the international multi-coded events – hence we will do all we can to fulfill that mandate, as we have always done.’