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.