Some Olympic Athletes Are Chasing Huge Gold Medal Bonuses

If you're a world-class British athlete, it may well be time to consider emigration to Singapore... judging by the colossal variance in gold medal bonuses on offer by various nations at The Olympics.

The glory of winning a gold medal is a massive incentive for athletes competing in Rio but, as Statista's Niall McCarthy reports, the impressive bonuses on offer add another more lucrative dimension to the games.

The size of the bonus on offer varies hugely by country. For example, British athletes do not receive bonus for winning a gold medal whereas American competitors get $25,000 for every gold they take home. 

Successful athletes from Singapore are awarded a prize of $1 million Singapore dollars, not a bad day at the office at all.

Singapore has never won a gold medal...

Though all eyes will be on Singapore’s great medal hope Joseph Schooling who made an impressive start to Rio 2016 with a powerful swim in the 100m freestyle heats on Tuesday.

Indonesia offers its successful Olympians around $380,000, according to Fox Sports Australia. The following infographic provides an overview of the biggest estimated cash rewards for gold medal winners in Rio (the values were converted from Australian to U.S. dollars).

This chart shows the estimated bonus per gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio...

Infographic: Some Athletes Are Chasing Huge Gold Medal Bonuses | Statista
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So we have four years to move to Singapore, gain citizenship somehow, overdose on PEDs, become a world-class ______[BLANK]______, and ride off into the sunset with our $750,000! Doesn't seem so hard.