Olympic athletes are not paid to participate, or receive monetary rewards for medals awarded.
athletes were treated like demi-gods and given rewards for winning artisans made statues of some of the olympic winners the gods were naked, and so were the athletes
Non monetary rewards means those rewards of good performance which are not monetary in nature. For example, a pat on the shoulder or encouragement by seniors at wok place. http://www.aidandtrade.com/
Other than the IOC members, security and organizers, most local olympic help is volunteer and they aren't paid except for maybe a jacket. The athletes are not paid for their participation. Some countries provide rewards for their athletes that earn medals.
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Monetary motivation are rewards for accomplishment that gives you money in some form, while non-monetary motivation is the rest for example responsiility or diverse working tasks.
They compete for money and/or medals ..i think.
The Olympics don't give money with the medal, but some country's governments and some private companies reward their athletes with cash for winning. According to http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24009223-5014105,00.html Some coutries that give public rewards: Autralia, US, Japan, Germany, Israel, Thailand, Malaysia, Greece and Russia. China (Hong Kong in particular) have private rewards.