Succeeding in the Olympics primarily brings you pride and glory. But in some countries, it can also bring you great money prizes.
The ones who have succeeded in the Olympics
are rewarded very differently depending on the country. At its best, Olympic Gold can bring you a paycheck of about a million euros. On the other hand, in some countries, the sports federation or the Olympic Committee do not give any recognition to the athlete’s success.
In addition to the cash prizes from the Olympic Committee, the athlete is usually awarded in different ways by their municipality of residence, associations, and personal sponsors. For example, many municipalities have had a habit of rewarding their citizens with a land lot.
Generally, a few countries are known to not skimp on rewarding their athletes.
Singaporean Olympic winners are awarded a million U.S dollars, which means roughly €850,000. If there’s no win, you can still pay off even a mortgage on the larger side with silver (€420,000) or bronze (€210,000) cash prizes.
Also some states in India as Uttar Pradesh, the cash prizes
are also huge: the winner gets about €680,000, the runner-up receives €440,000, and third place gets €230,000.
Inside Europe’s borders, for one, in Hungary, you are handed a nice bundle of euros for winning
The United States has had a rule that the college athletes are not eligible for the Olympic cash prizes or in any other way to earn money with their Olympic success. This rule is no longer valid
in the Tokyo Olympics and for the first time, the US college athletes can make bank with their Olympic Success. In the great land of sports, winning is rewarded with over €30,000.
In addition to the monetary prizes, athletes are awarded in many ways all over the world. For example, in The London 2012 Olympics, Keshorn Walcott
, winner of the javelin throw, got a beacon named after him. He also got a luxury apartment, a land lot, and on top of that about €120,000.
List of Medal Bonuses in Some Countries
Prize Money €
|Singapore||850 000||420 000||210 000|
|Indonesia||630 000||320 000||150 000|
|Kazhakstan||210 000||125 000||63 0000|
|Azerbaijan||210 000||105 000||50000|
|Hungary||140 000||105 000||80 000|
|Italy||140 000||70 000||45 000|
|Russia||50 000||30 000||20 000|
|Finland||50 000||30 000||20 000|
|France||50 000||18 000||10 000|
|USA||32 000||18 000||12 000|