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Russian Medal Winners to get Cash Bonus
"Russia's gold medal winners in Athens could receive the biggest bonuses the country has paid to their Olympic champions. "We haven't come up with the exact sum yet but it should be at least $60,000 and could go as high as $100,000 in addition to what the government had already promised our gold medallists," Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Leonid Tyagachyov told Reuters.
The government said they would pay $50,000, $20,000 and $10,000 to gold, silver and bronze medal winners respectively.
"That would make our Olympic champions at least $110,000 richer," Tyagachyov said.
Russia paid a $100,000 bonus to their Olympic champions at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, though winners at Sydney in 2000 and the 2002 Salt Lake City Games received only $50,000." Read more at Russia to fork out bonuses