They received great honor and that was the main reason for competing was being the best. They also usually received a trophy and lot of olive oil and other goods. Also they would go back to their home town or city and be considered a hero and be treated almost like a modern day president with respect nd they could do and get whatever they wanted.
In the original Olympic games, in Greece, winners of the games received a crown of olive leaves that adorned their head during the award ceremony. Some were also given a prize of a branch from a wild olive tree.
In addition, winners would be given the task and honor of extending gratitude to Zeus and according to Greek mythology, Zeus and the rest of his Olympian Gods would as a result favor the town of a winning athlete and bestow good things upon them.
Mainly, winners of Olympic games had the fame and popularity in their hometown and villages.
No, usually their countries pay them for winning their medals.
They Recieve Medals
In the ancient Olympics, no medals were awarded. The first-place winner was given an olive branch to wear on his head. The second and third place winners got nothing.
They got medals.
real gold medals
Here in Britain the answer is no
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals.
well i think they just get the gold, silver or bronze medals.
The prize was the crown of olive leaves cut from the sacred tree at Olympia. There were no medals. Only the winner's name was recorded.