Have you ever wondered if Olympians win prize money? Or if it’s just the medal, the glory, and a funny trophy they go home with?
Well the answer is, it depends. Each individual country is responsible for doling out prize money to its athletes, and can choose how much (if at all) it gives.
Surprisingly, Britain is one of the stingiest countries of the bunch. The British Olympic Association doesn’t give a penny to its champion athletes – zilch, nada, nothing.