There are hundreds of Olympic gold medal winners alive as of 2013.
The US Olympic committee pays $25,000.00 to gold medal winners.
Great Britain won 9 gold, 9 silver, and 12 bronze at the 2004 Games. Click on the '2004 British Medal Winners' link below to see who they were and what events they medalled in.
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In figure skating, the list of Olympic Gold Medal winners from Great Britain is short. British men won back-to-back titles with John Curry winning in 1976, and Robin Cousins in 1980. Jeannette Altwegg was the ladies' champion in 1952. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, undoubtedly the most famous British figure skaters of all time, won the ice dancing medal in 1984. As of 2014, no British team has ever won the Olympic Gold Medal in pairs skating.
In modern Olympic, the first-places winners got gold medal ,the second-places winners got silver medal and the third-places winners got bronce medal. In ancient Olympic, the winner got olive branches.
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The gold medal is an award given to the first place winners in Olympic events. The most recent Olympics in China followed in this tradition.
Olympic athletes do not get paid for the medals they win. They do not receive pay for participating. U.S. medalists receive cash prizes from the U.S. Olympic committee. Gold medal winners receive $25,000, silver medal winners receive $15,000, and bronze medal winners receive $10,000.
There was no Olympics in 1978
Some Olympic Quarter Mile gold medal winners include John Baxter Taylor and Glenn Davis. You can learn more about these athletes online at the Wikipedia website.
That will be based on the country. The US Olympic committee pays an award bonus of $25,000 for a gold medal.
Here in Britain the answer is no
In modern Olympics games the got a gold medal, sliver medal and a bronze medal.