The United States pays a handsome fee per medal: $37,500 for each gold medal, $22,500 for each silver medal, and $15,000 for each bronze medal. As long as the athlete’s other earnings don’t exceed $1 million, the medal winnings are not taxable.
How much do US Olympic athletes make?
This year, U.S. Olympians can expect to receive $37,500 for each gold medal they win, $22,500 for each silver, and $15,000 for each bronze. U.S. competitors in the Paralympic Games will earn $7,500 for each gold, $5,250 for each silver, and $3,750 for each bronze.
Do Olympic medalists get paid?
While Australian athletes are promised $20,000 for a gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze, Singapore athletes can earn $1,005,000AUD for winning gold, even though swimmer Joseph Schooling is their only podium topper.
How much do Chinese Olympians get paid?
Total Payout: $4.92 million
Taiwan, which is officially known as Chinese Taipei at the Olympics, offers its medalists payouts that are nearly unmatched: roughly $719,000 for gold, $252,000 for silver and $180,000 for bronze.
Is Olympic medal real gold?
Olympic gold medals have some gold in them, but they’re mostly made of silver. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), gold and silver medals are required to be at least 92.5 percent silver.