Which Countries Award the Highest Olympic Medal Bonus?
For many of the world’s top athletes, simply representing their country at the Olympic Games is considered an honor.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) partly reinforces this, as it doesn’t pay its participating sportspeople anything.
But for those athletes going for the gold, silver, and bronze, the sweet sense of achievement that comes with winning a medal is sometimes accompanied by a big check—though these prizes don’t come from the IOC either.
The Winners Take It All
For placing at the podium and bringing home a medal, some countries promise their athletes