League Notes: Dublin Clubs Being Awarded Gov't Grants Despite Low Marks
Sports clubs in Dublin "are being awarded the lion's share of government grants even though they score lower marks" in a rating system designed to establish projects' merits. An analysis of last year’s grants for capital works in sports organizations "shows that hundreds of highly-rated projects around Ireland are missing out on essential funding" because of a rule that the awards "must be distributed to counties on a per capita basis" (LONDON TIMES, 1/16).
The IAAF announced a $500,000 solidarity fund to help member federations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean recover from the damage caused last year by four hurricanes. The fund is made up of contributions from the IAAF, the Int'l Athletics Foundation and Seiko (IAAF).
FINA unanimously approved a new program aimed at supporting its national federations through the distribution of up to 70% of the IOC TV revenue share. The project represents an approximate quadrennial budget of more than $21M (FINA).