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Minister of Sports Francisco Camacho admits the Ministry of Sports pays elite athlete Marileidy Paulino but RD$10,000 as her allotment in the Parni, the Ministry of Sports elite athlete support program. But he says the Ministry funds the Athletics Federation with RD$1 million a month for the training programs of Paulino and other Dominican athletes. He made the comment after Paulino complained about the lack of support from the Dominican Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sports.

The Minister of Sports says that the Ministry has covered the air fare and lodging for attending the Oregon 2022 event and the recent Tokyo Olympic Games. Minister Camacho says that Paulino gets to keep all the cash prizes she wins in the competitions. He said Paulino cashed in on US$50,000 for her wins in the Oregon 2022 championship, as reported in N Digital. Paulino also has earned...

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