Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

A List Of How Much Money Olympic Athletes Get When They Win A Gold Medal

You'll never guess who pays the most.
A List Of How Much Money Olympic Athletes Get When They Win A Gold Medal

Olympic athletes may receive a bit of glory during the Olympics, but unless you're a household name like Michael Phelps or you appear on your own Wheaties box, not many people will remember who you are once the games are over.

But at least it's not so bad. Professional athletes are known to make a ton of money right?

Wrong.

You're thinking of athletes who play professional sports, North American athletes however are notoriously poor.

Many of them can't hold full time jobs because they are too busy training and they can only get government support if they win competitions or gold medals.

So, let's say you're an Olympic athlete, you just spent the last 4 years training and now, you just won a gold medal for your country. You may think you're in for a huge payday.

Well if you're lucky enough to live in Singapore, you'd be looking at a $750,000 payday.

But if you live in Canada you'll be getting a measly $15,000.

That's according to the latest estimate made by statista.

All of a sudden, living in Kazakhstan seems a lot more appealing.

Add mtlblog on Snapchat.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...