Call me stupid, but I seriously had no clue that athletes won money from their countries for finishing on the podium in the Olympics.
I knew that sponsors were paying them, they potentially get prize money from other tournaments, they get training stipends, etc… but little did I know countries were forking out a lot of money for their athletes who take home some hardware.
I was wrong.
And depending on what country you’re representing, the payouts can be HUGE. The United States however? Not so much…
CNBCreleased a chart of how much certain countries pay their athletes for finishing in the top three in their event.
Here’s a look at how much money Olympic medalists from 12 countries could take home, based on data compiled from various national Olympic committees, sport associations as well as personal finance site Money Under 30. https://t.co/DT6yX8UilApic.twitter.com/l78XqaMqgi