Our RTL Z colleagues found out earlier in the Netherlands that you can buy a nice middle-class car with gold medal proceeds. Gold yield Sevan Hassan 30 thousand euros. The Dutch athlete’s silver medal earns €22,500 and the bronze €15,000.
at the neighbors
The bonus with our southern neighbours, Belgium, is a little higher. The winner of a gold medal will receive 50,000 euros. Silver and Bronze give a bonus of 30 thousand euros and 20 thousand euros respectively. In Germany’s eastern neighbors they pay a little less, with 20 thousand euros for gold, 15 thousand euros for silver and 10 thousand euros for bronze.
All in all, it’s not bad at all, but it could be so much better.
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Honorable mention: Estonia
We begin with an honorable mention of Estonia. Because even though the amount paid there for a gold medal doesn’t seem that high, 4,600 euros, it still goes up well. Because Estonian winners receive this amount every year for the rest of their lives. For a 29-year-old athlete who is 78 years old, this means a total of more than 250 thousand euros. Not too stingy after all.
No. 10: Kosovo
The small government of Kosovo is not convinced by the athletes. A gold medal for an athlete from that country earns €100,000. The silver medal winners get 60,000 euros and the bronze medal still brings in 40,000 euros. In any case, the country has already secured two gold medals with its Judok victories Nora Jiakova and Destria Krasnicki.
Coaches get half a medal. And that’s not all. In addition to rewarding the country, the Kosovo Olympic Committee also wants the athletes themselves to be paid a sum. How high it will be has not yet been decided.
No. 9: Hungary
The Hungarian who wins gold gets 140,000 euros credited to his bank account. Silver 100,000 euros and bronze 80,000 euros. Athletes who receive four to eight also receive smaller and smaller amounts. As for prize money, it doesn’t matter whether someone gave a performance solo or whether it was performed as a team. This is good news for the Hungarian men’s water polo team, which is one of the favorites to win the gold medal.
No. 8: Philippines
For a gold medal, a Filipino athlete receives about 170 thousand euros. Last week, Filipino lifter Hedlin Diaz won the gold for her country for the first time in 97 years. How happy her citizens were about this was evident from all the rewards she received in addition to that prize money. Including a reward from the head of state, Duterte, she is richer by more than 800,000 euros. I also got a house, an apartment, a small car, and unlimited flights with two airlines.
No. 7: Italy
Italy pays the individual winners 180,000 euros, 90,000 silver and 60,000 bronze euros. It can cost Italians, because the country usually wins a few medals. During the 2016 games they won no less than 28 medals and they seem to be back on track during this edition as well.
No. 6: Malaysia
Malaysia pays an athlete with a gold medal 200,000 euros. The silver winner will receive 60 thousand euros, while the bronze medal winner will receive 20 thousand euros. In addition, winners receive a monthly payment. For gold 1000 euros, for silver 600 and for bronze 400.
No. 5: Kazakhstan
This month, Kazakhstan announced that the gold medal-winning athletes will receive 210,000 euros, and 125,000 silver and bronze medals over 60,000 euros.
No. 4: Bangladesh
Bangladesh is doing everything it can to motivate its athletes and women to win the gold medal. Because the country has never won a medal. So the gold medal now yields no less than 250,000 euros. The silver winner will receive 120,000 euros, while the bronze medal winner will receive 85,000 euros. However, it wasn’t to help this year either. None of the six Bengali Olympic athletes won a gold medal.
3rd place: Bronze for Indonesia
An individual gold medal awards a minimum of €290,000 to an Indonesian athlete. In addition, the gold medal winner also receives approximately 1,200 euros per month. This bonus was also applied during the games in 2016. Then the Indonesian mixed badminton pair, who won the gold medal, got a big bonus.
No. 2: Taiwan’s silver
Taiwanese individual athlete receives 600,000 euros for a gold medal. This version of the Games can already be claimed by someone: Kuo Hsing-chun won the gold medal in weightlifting in the weight category up to 59 kg. Taiwan is not only generous to the eventual winners. The person in eighth place still receives more than 26,000 euros, which is equivalent to what an American athlete would receive in exchange for gold.
No. 1: Gold for Singapore
There can only be one winner – unless it’s a high jump – and that is… Singapore. The state pays athletes who win a gold medal at least 1 million Singapore dollars or 620,000 euros. Silver medal winners will receive 310,000 euros and bronze 155,000 euros. So far it hasn’t helped much. Singapore is still at zero medals in the rankings so far.
So it could always be better than Holland, but it could also be a lot worse. There are also a lot of countries that pay absolutely nothing for a place on the podium at the Olympic Games. After all, it is about honor.
For example, Great Britain, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden don’t give any reward for gold, silver or bronze in Tokyo.
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