About 650 bucks
the person who wins gold gets 25.000 in the us but the gold medal is worth about 644usd
Probably not that much, because the medal is made out to the swimmer.
At 2010 pricing the Olympic Silver medal is surprisingly worth more than that of an Olympic Gold at an astounding $1200.00 a pop.
They receive no money from the Olympics. However a win will certainly lead to some sort of endorsement deal with advertisers. The only consideration they receive is the medal. If you consider the value of the gold medal as "payment", it is worth something, but not much. The gold medal is not solid gold. The value of a gold medal, made according to Olympic Charter specifications, which contains 6 grams of gold with the rest being silver is about 500 to 600 US dollars depending on the market prices of gold and silver.
The Olympic gold medal is plated with six grams of pure gold. The medal is mostly silver (92.5%).
Argentina won the 2004 olympic gold medal.
Each gold medal is made up of 92.5 percent silver and 1.34 percent gold, with the remainder copper. The value of the materials in the gold medal is about $644
A round medal with an Olympic logo on it.