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How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 12:28AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How much money do the medal winners get in the Olympics?
prrrrhhh
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 12:40AM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
UN MILLION DOLLARES
SMUG LIFE
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 12:42AM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY RICH
douglas burke
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 1:49AM - in reply to SMUG LIFE Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
depends on the sport and/or event.
Well......
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 5:21AM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
USOC gives $24K for gold, $15K for silver, $10K for bronze.

Depending on your sport, endorsements, appearance fees, etc can add up to far more than that.
More than me
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 10:47AM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I know a medalist(silver) from the Bejing Olympics. It really depends on who you are and what event you particpated in. The sprinters generally make the most. The Olympian I know(who is not sprinter) makes roughly 200K/year. Mostly through endorsements. It's not a ton, but I wouldn't mind makeing that kind of money doing a sport I love.
asdpl
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 10:51AM - in reply to More than me Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

More than me wrote:

I know a medalist(silver) from the Bejing Olympics. It really depends on who you are and what event you particpated in. The sprinters generally make the most. The Olympian I know(who is not sprinter) makes roughly 200K/year. Mostly through endorsements. It's not a ton, but I wouldn't mind makeing that kind of money doing a sport I love.


Willis?
More than me
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 10:59AM - in reply to asdpl Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Out of respect for them, since I'm talking about how much money they make I can't/won't give their name.
marksman
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 1:22PM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

...? wrote:

How much money do the medal winners get in the Olympics?


There is no prize money in the Olympics itself, if that's your question.
asdpl
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 1:39PM - in reply to More than me Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

More than me wrote:

Out of respect for them, since I'm talking about how much money they make I can't/won't give their name.


Willis.
feature
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/18/2011 5:14PM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

...? wrote:

How much money do the medal winners get in the Olympics?




All medal winners at the olympics are paid 79.5k/year (USD) with basic medical and dental benefits. They also receive free room and board for 9 months per year, and per diem when they travel to the olympics. Plus, at the olympics, you get all the McDonald's you want for free in the Olympic athletes' village, so being an olympian is pretty sweet. Except for the lack of a 401k plan.
semi-relevent factoid
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/19/2011 10:48AM - in reply to feature Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

feature wrote:


...? wrote:

How much money do the medal winners get in the Olympics?




All medal winners at the olympics are paid 79.5k/year (USD) with basic medical and dental benefits. They also receive free room and board for 9 months per year, and per diem when they travel to the olympics. Plus, at the olympics, you get all the McDonald's you want for free in the Olympic athletes' village, so being an olympian is pretty sweet. Except for the lack of a 401k plan.


USA athletes have been awarded about 2,500 medals over the course of the modern Olympics Games.
The story of James Howard Snook is just one of the many odd tales surrounding US Olympic medalists.
luv2run
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/19/2011 12:47PM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

...? wrote:

How much money do the medal winners get in the Olympics?


It varies from country to country and sport to sport.

The IOC does not pay medal winners. Many NOCs (National Olympic Committee) pay medal winners something.

I think the US pays $25K for gold $15K for silver $10K for bronze. Sometimes the NGB kicks in some cash.

It should be noted that Olympians and those who meet some standard can receive benefits such as access to a training center, basic insurance (which is pretty lame actually), college tuition reimbursement, access to career counseling, etc.

The real money for some comes in endorsements, appearance fees, speaking fees, etc. However, a medal winner in say luge will not haul in what a swimmer might make or a track and field athlete.

It is pretty cool to win an Olympic medal as you are always going to be introduced/known as "____ medal winner ______".
tkachev
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/19/2011 12:54PM - in reply to luv2run Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"Olympian" is not an occupation. More of a hobby, I'd say. Many professional athletes happen to be Olympians though. If you make it for T&F from USA it is supremely impressive! For some other countries, it is less so.
Les
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/19/2011 1:00PM - in reply to ...? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The Olympics themselves do NOT pay medal winners. However, medal winners are often compensated by their national athletic organizations and even if they don't just being an Olympic medal winner can profit the athlete through later appearance fees, contracts, etc. Bottom line is, it's good to win an Olympic medal even if it's only a piece of metal on a ribbon.
DocLove
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/19/2011 4:54PM - in reply to Les Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Les wrote:

The Olympics themselves do NOT pay medal winners. However, medal winners are often compensated by their national athletic organizations and even if they don't just being an Olympic medal winner can profit the athlete through later appearance fees, contracts, etc. Bottom line is, it's good to win an Olympic medal even if it's only a piece of metal on a ribbon.


Wow!
Gina
RE: How much money do olympians get paid? 5/19/2011 7:52PM - in reply to semi-relevent factoid Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I agree