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Olympic prize cash will divide athletes says Sir Steve Redgrave


5-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave has warned that paying prize cash to athletics gold medallists at Paris 2024 will create “an us and them state of affairs” between sports activities.

World Athletics introduced in April it might supply prize cash at this summer time’s Video games – the primary sport in Olympic historical past to take action.

The winners within the 48 disciplines will every obtain 50,000 US {dollars} (£39,400).

Prize cash can be paid to all three observe and subject medallists on the 2028 Video games in Los Angeles.

Redgrave, who gained rowing gold medals at 5 successive Olympic video games between 1984 and 2000, mentioned: “All these gold medallists in athletics are able to incomes important cash earlier than and definitely after Paris so that you’re giving cash to individuals who have already got it.

“It turns into an us and them state of affairs. I did OK – though I made extra money from retirement than I ever did in rowing – however I’m towards it.”

Redgrave added he would like if “that cash” was distributed “to different sports activities”.

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