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Wimbledon to give out £10M prize money for 2020 Championships

first_imgWIMBLEDON will distribute £10M of prize money to the 620 players who would have taken part in the 2020 Championships.The Grand Slam event was cancelled for the first time since 1945 because of the coronavirus pandemic.Singles players who would have been in the main draw will be given £25 000, with qualifiers, doubles and wheelchair players also each receiving money.“We know these months of uncertainty have been very worrying,” Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis said.“Many players have faced financial difficulty during this period and who would have quite rightly anticipated the opportunity to earn prize money at Wimbledon based on their world ranking.”The All England Club had taken out insurance policies which allowed them to refund ticket holders, broadcast partners and sponsors in the event of a pandemic.Players will receive one payment each and the money, which comes as a result of insurance cover for cancelation, will be distributed as follows:    £25 000 for the 256 players in the singles main draws    £12 500 for the 224 players in singles qualifying    £6 250 for the 120 players in main draw doubles    £6 000 for the 16 players in the wheelchair events    £5 000 for four players in the quad wheelchair eventsFollowing the cancellation of the Championships, the All England Club donated £1.2M to help a range of charities and organisations supporting vulnerable people during the pandemic.It also made contributions to NHS Charities Together, St John Ambulance and the relief programme created to help lower-ranked players struggling without an income.Meanwhile, Wimbledon has also announced a change to the men’s seedings from 2021, while there will not be a public ballot for tickets next year.The seedings will follow the ATP rankings, instead of a formula which took previous grass-court results into account.The ballot will not be held after this year’s ticket-holders were given assurance they could buy the same tickets for next year’s tournament. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Long included in Republic Squad for June fixtures

first_img Shane Duffy is also named despite not playing for the last two months due to a broken foot, while Wes Hoolahan and Harry Arter are back in the squad after missing the Wales draw through injury.However there’s no place for Cork City striker Sean Maguire despite his recent impressive form in the Airtricity League.Martin O’Neill’s side begin a busy schedule with a friendly against Mexico in New Jersey on June 1st, before welcoming Uruguay to the Aviva Stadium three days later.Those games will act as preparation for the World Cup qualifier against Austria which takes place the following week on June 11th. Tipperary’s Shane Long is included in the 38 man squad named by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill for next month’s international fixtures against Mexico, Uruguay and Austria.There’s one new inclusion, with Burnley defender Kevin Long called up to the senior squad for the first time just a few weeks after making his first Premier League start.Among the other players to feature include Liam Kelly, Adam Rooney, Matt Doherty and John Egan.last_img read more

Photos from Chetwynd Avalanche

first_imgEnergeticcity.ca has obtained photos from the Hasler area.  These photos are courtesy of Braden Fox.Currently crews have not made it into the avalanche area.  A rescue helicopter has been called off because of bad weather.The RCMP are still awaiting the arrival of an avalanche expert.  Once that expert gives the all clear, crews will try and get into the area where the avalanche happened.- Advertisement -If you have any information or photos about the avalanche near Chetwynd call our news department at 250-787-7100 or e-mail contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comlast_img