Olympians Win GOLD & Big Bucks!

posted by Muss -

We all know about the lucrative endorsement deals Olympians get for winning Gold, but did you know the United States Olympic Committee gives athletes a cash prize for each winning medal? 

Gold medal earns an athlete $37,000. 

Silver gets $22,500 

Bronze gets $15,000. 

Team sports have to split the earnings evenly, but individuals get the whole check to themselves. The payouts don’t come from taxpayers, but from private donors. So 4 years of training - 1,460 days = $25 a day.

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