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Operation Gold

Athletes that qualify for Operation Gold payments at the 2012 qualifying event are eligible for the following payment amounts:

1st $25,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $10,000

The 2012 Operation Gold qualifying event for USA Track & Field is the Summer Olympic Games in London, England. In the Olympic year, multiple Operation Gold Awards will be paid to qualifying athletes. In non-Olympic years, Operation Gold Awards are limited to one award per athlete in a program year. In non-Olympic years, athletes who qualify for more than one award automatically receive the higher award.

To receive the award athletes must complete the USOC 2012 Certification for Operation Gold Award Form and the IRS tax form W-9 (the USOC does not take taxes out of this award; therefore you will receive a 1099 from the USOC at the end of year).

Qualified athletes will be notified by Sariyu Beka Suggs via email on the process to claim this award.

Questions: Sariyu Beka Suggs 317-713-4689 or email

Sariyu "Beka" Suggs
High Performance Programs Manager

Phone: 317-713-4689
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