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The United States government does not pay their Olympic athletes. However, it is possible that an athlete will have a contract with a business, such as a shoe manufacturer or a swimsuit manufacturer, and that contract may have wording in it that says the athlete will be paid an amount for winning an Olympic event.

The USOC - United States Olympic Committee - which is a private entity separate from the US Gov't - pays athletes for medals - $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. Some athletes are invited to train at the US Olympic training facility run by the USOC and all expenses are paid, but the athlete must adhere to a strict training schedule and rules of the facility.

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Do olympic athletes pay taxes on medals?

Only on Gold. Olympic gold medals are made up of about 4,000 dollars worth of gold, depending on the year. Seeing that gold is a form of currency (in the united states at least), they would be expected to pay the Gold Standard Tax, enacted in 1980 in order to keep gold as a viable currency in the United States. Luckily, the United States government pays its own athletes a larger sum, so there is never really a problem.

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Do olympic athletes pay for their food at the olympic village?

no only if they have their I.D card

Do US olympic athletes pay taxes on their winnings?

no they do not have to pay taxes on their winnings.

What does the United States pay their athletes for winning a medal at the Olympics?

The US Olympic Committee pays athletes a cash reward for their success. Gold - $25,000 Silver - $15,000 Bronze - $10,000 There is a current controversy though about the IRS considering this to be a taxable income.

Does china pay their Olympic athletes?

yes but not as much as america does

Do Olympic athletes have to pay to participate?

of course no because they are volunteerring to participate

Do olympic athletes have to pay taxes on their medals?

yes, on every medal they win they have to pay taxes on it.

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Do the athletes have to pay their own way to the Olympics?

Olympic athletes don't exactly pay their own way. They get some funding from the U.S. Olympic Committee and from commercial sponsors. They also sign up for commercials. Whatever is left, they have to pay for themselves.

How much money does the US give to the gold medals winners from the United States?

The US does not pay athletes for winning medals.

What prizes do olympic winners receive?

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