How Much Winter Games Athletes Make For Winning

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Shaun White of USA looks on during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
(Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Have you ever wondered how much Winter Games athletes make for earning a medal? has the numbers to report.

For a gold medal, you get $37,000. Silver earns $22,500, and bronze gets you $15,000. In team sports, participants split those earnings.

Payouts started in 1994, and are made by private donors as opposed to taxpayer dollars.

Additionally, athletes aren’t taxed until they earn more than $1 million per year.

Other countries have similar practices, but the United Kingdom famously deprives their competitors of any prize money.

See the current tally of Team USA medal earnings HERE.

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