By Reagan

Lots of countries hand out bonuses for athletes who bring home an Olympic medal.

In the U.S., you get $25,000 for a gold medal in Rio, but you don’t get a penny for getting a silver or bronze medal.

But the country the gives the biggest amount for a gole medal is Singapore. Their bonus is $753,000.  How can they afford it, you ask?  Simple, they’ve never even won a gold medal.  And there’s no indication they’ll start this year.

Indonesia is paying out $383,000. They’ve won six in their history.  Same for Azerbaijan, which pays $255,000.

Some countries, including the U.K., do not give out any bonuses.

Check out more countries’ Rio payouts here.


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