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How much do countries pay their Olympic medalists?

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How much do countries pay their Olympic medalists?
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Despite the legacy of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee who didn't want athletes to compete for money, various countries regularly pay prize money to their Olympic athletes.

Despite the legacy of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee who didn't want athletes to compete for money, various countries regularly pay prize money to their Olympic athletes.