The Canadian Olympic Committee pays bronze, silver and gold medalists.
The International Olympic Committee does not pay athletes for attending or winning medals at the Olympic Games — but Team Canada's athletes can be offered cash prizes from an official Canadian Olympic Committee fund.
The Canadian Olympic Committee's Athlete Excellence Fund (AEF) awards athletes who win gold, silver and bronze medals for Team Canada.
What's more is that the AEF doesn't have a cap for eligible athletes — if an athlete wins more than one medal, they're awarded the cash prize that matches it, regardless of whether they won the medal for a team sport or individually.
Gold medal winners receive $20,000 per medal, silver medal winners receive $15,000 per medal, and bronze medalists receive $10,000 per medal.
Outside of the Olympics, the AEF also offers $5,000 in funding for World Championships to support athletes' cost of living, training and competition expenses.
For the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Rimouski weightlifter Maude Charron is eligible for the $20,000 prize after winning a gold medal in the women's 64-kilogram competition.
Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard — who hails from Montreal — is eligible for the $10,000 prize after snagging a bronze medal in women's judo.
This one stings!
Perry, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Lightning, the team he's lost against for the Stanley Cup in the last two seasons — one with the Habs at the end of June, and another as part of the Dallas Stars in 2020.
After facing off against him the last two years in the #StanleyCup Final, the @TBLightning have signed veteran forw… https://t.co/fMGCDxR910— NHL (@NHL)1627590321.0
According to NHL.com, Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Perry would bring "a wealth of big game experience to the Lightning."
Perry was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the 2003 NHL Draft, going on to win the Stanley Cup final with the Ducks in 2007.
Perry joins the Habs' Phillip Danault in leaving the team after a series of changes were made to the Canadiens' roster this week.
We'll miss him — and also the pizza memes.
The free agent, who hails from Victoriaville, signed a six-year $5.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
In a July 29 Instagram post, Danault thanked Canadiens CEO Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin, as well as his wife and son. He also thanks Habs fans for their "energy and passion."
"My teammates [have] been unreal to me [the] last five years, we've been through everything and could not wish for a better group," he wrote, thanking his teammates for the memories they've created during his time on the Canadiens, including their historic Stanley Cup final run.
It's not the first time Danault has played for another NHL team. In 2011, Danault was drafted as the 26th pick for the Chicago Blackhawks before being traded to the Canadiens in 2016.
The Quebec native was known for his tradition of eating pizza after Habs wins. We'll miss you, 24!
That includes Minister Isabelle Charest, a former Olympic speed skater.
Reigning United States gymnastics champ Simone Biles announced earlier this week that she would pull out of the all-around Olympic gymnastics competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to focus on her mental health — and Quebec athletes have shown her an outpouring of love and support since.
Biles, 24, said in a July 27 press conference that she didn't want to "risk the team a medal" due to her mental health.
Avant, quand on parlait de santé, ça incluait seulement la santé physique. Quand j’étais olympienne, ça aurait été… https://t.co/vQ9bFnGijn— Isabelle Charest (@Isabelle Charest)1627562135.0
Quebec's Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Isabelle Charest tweeted, "When I was an Olympian, it would have been unthinkable to withdraw from a competition for a mental injury. The culture of sport is changing for the better!"
Charest was an Olympic speedskater before becoming a member of the national assembly.
Two Team Canada weightlifters — Rimouski's very own Olympic gold medalist Maude Charron and Montreal's Kristel Ngarlem — supported Biles by reposting a photo of her with the text "Athletes are humans first" as Instagram stories.
Biles responded to the world's support in an Instagram post on July 28.
He also gives users a peek into his Montreal home.
Instagram influencers always kill it when it comes to creating aesthetic pages that many can't help but admire, and sometimes, these influencers are someone's pet. Montreal Canadiens player Nick Suzuki's cat, Milo, is one of them.
It's safe to say that Milo's Instagram page, @snowbengal_milo, is one of the prettiest cat feeds around. Plus, you get to see Suzuki in a whole new light when you see all the photos of him and Milo.
Let's be honest — knowing someone is a good pet parent automatically makes them 10 times more attractive.
And it looks like Milo is his dad's number one fan, always showing his support for the Montreal Canadiens.
It's clear that Suzuki and Milo have a great father/son relationship.
On the cat's page, we also get a glimpse into Suzuki's Montreal home, which looks like a lovely, modern space.
All the colours in Milo's photos match his snow lynx Bengal pattern, and it looks like Suzuki made sure his Montreal home and his kitty matched.
Milo has quite the fan group as well, with over 3.9k followers at the time of writing this article.
Who wouldn't want to see this cute furry face popping up on their Instagram timeline?
Welcome to the madhouse, les boys.
The NHL's free-agent frenzy is in full swing right now and the Montreal Canadiens have made some key moves so far, signing three Québécois players on Wednesday.
While Dea will play for both the NHL and AHL, Savard and Paquette will play exclusively for the NHL and are the focus of this article.
Let's meet these two new Canadiens, shall we?
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a four-year contract (2021-22 to 2024-25) with defenseman David Savard. #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@Canadiens Montréal)1627491652.0
David Savard hails from Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec and brings heaps of experience to the team.
The 30-year-old defenceman will bring size and smarts to the Canadiens blueline. Having spent the majority of his career with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Savard was most recently a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who, of course, beat the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final.
For Savard and his young family coming to Montreal was a no-brainer.
"We always loved being in Quebec," he said at a press conference on Wednesday.
"It was our best option [...] it was easy for us to make the decision."
His entire family still lives here, he mentioned, and he looks forward to being able to play in front of his hometown crowd and sending his kids, aged 6, 5, and 18 months to francophone school.
"I don't think I crave the fact of being recognized everywhere, but I think it'll be a fun experience to live around Montreal," he said.
Savard inked a four-year contract at a $3.5 million annual value.
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Cédric Paquette. #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@Canadiens Montréal)1627495247.0
Cédric Paquette was born in Gaspé, Quebec and he too will bring some gritty veteran presence to the Habs.
And while it's strange to consider a 27-year-old a "veteran," Paquette has nearly a decade of NHL experience with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Ottawa Senators, and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Paquette signed a one-year contract worth $950,000.