The Olympic Medalist Money Chart Explores How Much Winners Take Home

 - Aug 16, 2012
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This Olympic medalist money chart explores how much athletes from different countries walk away with when they win gold.

There's a huge range of prize money for those who place in the Olympics, and this chart does an great job of tracking these statistics down. Arranged by country and amount won, the chart is well-organized and easy to understand. Interestingly, the highest paying and most rewarding country is Russia, followed closely by Azerbaijan and China. In addition to pointing out the most generous countries when it comes to prize-winning, the infographic also details the countries that provide the least for their athletes. This year, Canada, the USA and Denmark all paid under $30,000 to their gold medal winners.

Though glory and personal achievement is often enough for most athletes, this chart explores something that few people consider when watching sporting events.