How Much Dough Can You Get for an Olympic Gold Medal? [Infographic]

Olympic medalists are set to cash in on London 2012 … well, all depending upon what country they’re representing.

Since 1992, athletes have been allowed to accept cash awards from their governments, national olympic committees, or private foundations that are their partners.

The cash bonuses vary widely from country to country, with some countries offering little more than the uniforms on their athletes’ backs and others providing windfalls that can surpass average salaries many times over.

Georgia (the country, not the US state) pays the most for a gold medal(!), while Moldova provides only a measly $6,200. What incentive does your country offer its Olympic gold medalists? Check out this infographic for all the details.

Olympic Medalists Set to Cash in on London 2012

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