I am curious. For a major event like the World Championship or the Olympics, who pays what for the cost of attending?
7. Resources at the meet (facility use, etc)
I understand that USATF does not and to a degree probably should not pay the athletes a salary, but then their expectations should be lowered based on what they will actually pay for. For example, if they paid for the whole trip, then ok we can consider the whole thing a team event. But if they are only paying for the pomp of the actual meet, banquets, and such then they should only expect to dictate your attire for those events.
Again, I am curious for those professional athletes who actually run international circuits and participate on world teams, what does USATF pay for?