Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How Much Money Do USA Athletes Get for a Gold Medal at 2018 Winter Olympics?

The 2018 Winter Olympics are taking place this month from February 8-25, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Each athlete from the United States who wins a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics will get paid a set sum of money for the accomplishment.


                                                    (Photo by Korea.net)

Here is how much money each athlete from the USA will get from the US Olympic committee for a gold medal. There are also payouts for athletes winning silver and bronze medals and those payouts are listed below the gold medal payout. For each medal payout the increase over what athletes got at the 2016 Summer Olympics is also listed.


How Much Money Will USA Athletes Get for a Gold Medal at 2018 Winter Olympics? 

  • $37,500

Each athlete from the USA who wins a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics will get a money payout of $37,500. While that is not a tremendous amount of money it is up 50% over the $25,000 each gold medal winner got at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

All the gold medal winners will also try to parlay their wins into even more money from advertising and endorsement deals. Some will succeed spectacularly in this regard while others will not. 


Silver Medal

  • $22,500

That's up 50% over the $15,000 that USA silver medal winners got at the 2016 Rio Games.


Bronze Medal

  • $15,000

That's up 50% over the $10,000 that USA bronze medal winners got at the 2016 Rio Games.

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