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!
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?
Their snapshots are making us emotional.
Team Canada's athletes — particularly its female Olympians — have been kicking butt at the 2020 Olympics while living it up in Tokyo's Olympic Village since the start of the Games on July 23, and they've been giving us all a glimpse of their experience on social media.
Canada's Olympians have explored Tokyo's scenery, spent long hours in the Village's sports complexes and have represented Canada on a global scale, earning two gold medals so far.
Rimouski's Maude Charron, a weightlifter who won one of Canada's two Olympic golds, brought a little slice of home to her Olympic Village room.
After arriving in Tokyo, fellow Montreal fencer Maximilien Van Haaster explored the architecture of Tokyo's Olympic Village, bringing his Instagram followers along the way. Meanwhile, Montreal-based sailer Oliver Bone gave his followers a behind-the-scenes look at his boat's preparation for the Olympic Games.
Though he's not from Quebec — let alone Canadian — Team USA rugby player Cody Melphy made a TikTok of the Olympic Village that's too good not to share.
Olympic Village insider edition 👀 #tokyo2020 #olympics #teamusa #olympicvillage
Go Team Canada!
He outlined three steps the organization is taking so "this mistake becomes an opportunity to grow."
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The president, CEO and owner of the Montreal Canadiens, Geoff Molson, has responded to the backlash surrounding the team's decision to draft Logan Mailloux. Mailloux was charged in Sweden for distributing a sexual photo of an 18-year-old woman without consent.
In a letter published on July 28, Molson said the Canadiens' drafting of Logan Mailloux "was never intended [...] to be an endorsement of the culture of violence against women."
A letter from Geoff Molson. https://t.co/AurPe5pY6x— Canadiens Montréal (@Canadiens Montréal)1627489965.0
"I understand that you expect more from us and we let you down. The Montreal Canadiens are more than a hockey team. Logan's actions do not reflect the values of our organization and I apologize for the pain this selection has caused," Molson wrote.
"Our selection of Logan was never intended to be disrespectful towards her or her family, or more generally towards women or other victims of similar situations."
Molson added that the Canadiens organization has asked Mailloux to refrain from participating in both rookie and main training camps this fall, and will assess Mailloux's "readiness" throughout the year.
The Habs CEO said the organization will develop an awareness campaign "in conjunction with local experts" to educate young people on consent.
"We will use our platform and our resources to turn a decision that hurt many people into one that brings meaningful and impactful change," he wrote.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he was "deeply disappointed" by the Canadiens' draft decision, calling it a "lack of judgment."
If you require resources or assistance surrounding sexual assault in Quebec, the CAVAC helpline is available 24/7. Those who may need support can call 1-866-532-2822. Other crisis lines and 24/7 options can be found at The Lifeline Canada.