China - $51,000 (350,000 yuan) Central sports officials in China have not said how high the bonuses they give will be, but the Chinese-language Sports Weekly reported they are likely to hand gold medal winners 350,000 yuan ($51,000) each, plus big payments shared out from sponsors.
I would air on the side of not much. Bronze itself is worth $1.50 - $2.50 a pound I believe, depending on grade. And I'm not sure how much the medals themselves weigh. So they aren't worth too terribly much, not the metal anyway. Regardless, to the athletes that win the medals, I'm sure they are priceless.
sally pearson has won 1 gold medal
The gold medals used at the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver each contained 6 g of gold as a plated layer.
The US does not pay athletes for winning medals.
Depends what country you are from. The United States gives it athletes no money for winning a gold medal.
None, they don't even get paid it is just a good thing for their country.
Athletes do not get paid for winning any of the medals. It is the honor for them and their country. Some do get endorsements from various companies like Nike, but for most they go home to their normal lives.
Athletes recieve $20,000 for a gold medal, $15,000 for a silver, and $10,000 for a bronze.
There were 962 metals given out for the 302 events. The number of Athletes is much higher because every athlete will get the medal on the winning team or pair. There were Bronze medals awarded to 2 individuals in 56 events and there were also 2 bronze metals upgraded to silver when there were ties for second. 302 gold metals 304 silver medals and 356 bronze medals were won by the athletes. Just in Men's water Polo the event medals of the Gold Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to 39 athletes and the same for the women's Water Polo. In Football or Soccer the Men and Women's event metals went to 108 athletes who are members of the six medal winning teams. Instead of 12 medals there were 182 athletes who received metals for these 4 events alone
They are not paid. This would mean they are professional athletes and to play they can't be paid. The athletes get endorsements from companies after they win.
he has about 52 gold medals
He has 3 gold medals from the Olympics.
Olympic Games: 3 gold medals Commonwealth games: 2 gold medals
No one is paid for winning Olympic medals directly. However winning one may improve some ones chances of getting a sponsor and advertising contract.