• World Championships Bronze Medalist Jo Pavey says Nike froze sponsorship when pregnant
May 18, 2019
British distance runner Jo Pavey has become the latest female athlete to complain that Nike halted her sponsorship payments when she was pregnant, Sky News reported on Thursday. The five-time Olympian said the athletic apparel company froze her payments when she revealed that she was expecting her first child Jacob, who was born in 2009.
"When I announced I was pregnant my contract was immediately paused," Pavey, who won 10,000 metres bronze at the 2007 world championships, told Sky.