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# Olympic medal winners go home with cash rewards, even new cars

There are 34 comments on the www.thestate.com story from Aug 24, 2008, titled Olympic medal winners go home with cash rewards, even new cars. In it, www.thestate.com reports that:

How much is an Olympic medal worth?

If you're a U.S. gold medal winner, the answer is \$25,000 courtesy of the U.S. Olympic Committee plus millions more in potential endorsement deals. A silver medal comes with a \$15,000 prize, and a bronze medal brings in \$10,000.

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unconditional george
#1 Aug 24, 2008
with NBA competing in Olympics, it's no wonder the Chinese may surpass US in every thing

and is that the only material thing we taught them?;-D

or is it really the economic gap between the poor and the rich getting even bigger everywhere

so where is the fun. LoL
Morning In Amerika
#3 Aug 24, 2008
One House! One Spouse!

Obama 08! Good As Gold!

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#4 Aug 24, 2008
so i heard the usa listed the most medals above number of golds, so ill calculate who won most:

china
51 g = 1.275.000
21 z = 315.000
28 b = 280.000
100 total = 1.870.000

usa
36 g = 900.000
38 z = 570.000
36 b = 360.000
110 total = 1.830.000
so china should be listed 1st in any case LOL

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Since: May 07

NE Ohio

#5 Aug 24, 2008
if you wanta do wild calculations like that may you should calculate how many actual metal were handed out to each nation. you know 12 gold metal to the USA basketball team, none for the China team, 12 gold metals for the USA Volleyball team, none for the china team, ect...

you may find that the USA hauled away a lot more gold when you do the math that way...

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from holland wrote:
so i heard the usa listed the most medals above number of golds, so ill calculate who won most:
china
51 g = 1.275.000
21 z = 315.000
28 b = 280.000
100 total = 1.870.000
usa
36 g = 900.000
38 z = 570.000
36 b = 360.000
110 total = 1.830.000
so china should be listed 1st in any case LOL
by the way, what is the units you're using?
Sajjad Khan 03462755529

Pakistan

#6 Aug 24, 2008
App Kabhi Na Humari Azmaish Ker Sako Gey
Jan Se Bhi Zyada Kia Farmaish Ker Sako Gay
Piyar Kerty Hain Tujhy Itna Jitna Samander Mein Hai Pani
Kia Samander Ke Pani Ki Pamaish Ker Sako Gay’’…!!
Sajjad Khan 03462755529

Pakistan

#7 Aug 24, 2008
TUJH MAIN NA KAMI NA TO AEIB DAAR HAI,
TO IS SIR ZAMEEN PER IK HASEEN SHAHKAAR HAI,
CHOO K TUJH KO PHOOL BHI MEHKAAN PAA GAYEH,
UNHAIN BHI TUJHAY CHOONAY PER AAJ TAK NAAZ HAI
MedalManiac

United States

#9 Aug 24, 2008
There’s one last chance to grab gold after the Olympics come to a close. Samsung, official sponsor of the Beijing Games, has hidden gold medals across the web and prizes including \$100,000 along with them. Monday the 25th is your last chance to score a victory for the US. Sprint to www.medalmania.com during the final stretch.

AS, MedalManiac

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Since: May 08

Dordrecht

#10 Aug 24, 2008
Lynn27 wrote:
if you wanta do wild calculations like that may you should calculate how many actual metal were handed out to each nation. you know 12 gold metal to the USA basketball team, none for the China team, 12 gold metals for the USA Volleyball team, none for the china team, ect...
you may find that the USA hauled away a lot more gold when you do the math that way...
.<quoted text>by the way, what is the units you're using?
gold medal winner, the answer is \$25,000 courtesy of the U.S. Olympic Committee plus millions more in potential endorsement deals. A silver medal comes with a \$15,000 prize, and a bronze medal brings in \$10,000

“Mystery Repeats”

Since: May 08

Dordrecht

#11 Aug 24, 2008
Lynn27 wrote:
if you wanta do wild calculations like that may you should calculate how many actual metal were handed out to each nation. you know 12 gold metal to the USA basketball team, none for the China team, 12 gold metals for the USA Volleyball team, none for the china team, ect...
you may find that the USA hauled away a lot more gold when you do the math that way...
.<quoted text>by the way, what is the units you're using?
a team wins 1 gold medal, thats why its a team, u wanna win it with the team, thats why the usa didnt win basketball last time, not a team

“we don't torture? yeah right.”

Since: May 07

NE Ohio

#12 Aug 25, 2008
then, i guess that is why holland didn't win any team event, no teamwork... that and the wooden shoes are hard to run in... lol
from holland wrote:
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a team wins 1 gold medal, thats why its a team, u wanna win it with the team, thats why the usa didnt win basketball last time, not a team

“we don't torture? yeah right.”

Since: May 07

NE Ohio

#13 Aug 25, 2008
sorry but each member of the USA volleyball team and the basketball team received a GOLD metal, it is not like they are sharing one. i saw it, the IOC hung one around each member's neck...

you might like to diminish the teams by saying the only got one metal, but to be technically correct the teams one "metal event", the receive 12 gold metals.
from holland wrote:
<quoted text>
a team wins 1 gold medal, thats why its a team, u wanna win it with the team, thats why the usa didnt win basketball last time, not a team

“Mystery Repeats”

Since: May 08

Dordrecht

#14 Aug 25, 2008
Lynn27 wrote:
then, i guess that is why holland didn't win any team event, no teamwork... that and the wooden shoes are hard to run in... lol <quoted text>
wow what a sad thing to use, those shoes can kick ur ass pretty hard dude, ok we won waterpolo women, ye we beat team usa, we also won womens hockey, uhm what else, we won so many goldens i dont remember, oh womens 4 x 100 swimming yes indeed. and also double boat rowing, so most of our medals are team ones

“we don't torture? yeah right.”

Since: May 07

NE Ohio

#15 Aug 25, 2008

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Since: May 08

Dordrecht

#16 Aug 25, 2008
Lynn27 wrote:
sorry but each member of the USA volleyball team and the basketball team received a GOLD metal, it is not like they are sharing one. i saw it, the IOC hung one around each member's neck...
you might like to diminish the teams by saying the only got one metal, but to be technically correct the teams one "metal event", the receive 12 gold metals. <quoted text>
u dont earn metals, u earn meDals! ok so why is do they count the medals as 1 on the medal chart? its 1 event so 1 medal, of course they give everyone a copy otherwise they would be fighting over the damn medal, if u win the soccer champions league, then u get only 1 trophy as a team but every player gets a little medal to keep as a reminder what u and ur TEAM achieved

“Mystery Repeats”

Since: May 08

Dordrecht

#17 Aug 25, 2008
from holland wrote:
so i heard the usa listed the most medals above number of golds, so ill calculate who won most:
china
51 g = 1.275.000
21 z = 315.000
28 b = 280.000
100 total = 1.870.000
usa
36 g = 900.000
38 z = 570.000
36 b = 360.000
110 total = 1.830.000
so china should be listed 1st in any case LOL
geez those americans are such sore losers

“Mystery Repeats”

Since: May 08

Dordrecht

#18 Aug 25, 2008
Lynn27 wrote:
the medals are team trophies, not individual trophies, if they played by themself, then they would not have gotten the medal, so the team wins the medal not the individual player

“we don't torture? yeah right.”

Since: May 07

NE Ohio

#19 Aug 25, 2008
TOTAL Metals

USA = 315
China = 186

TOTAL GOLDS

USA = 125
China = 74

TOTAL Silvers

USA = 109
China = 56

TOTAL Bronzes

USA = 81
China = 56

of course, when the Chinese start giving back metals for cheating these totals WILL CHANGE!

“we don't torture? yeah right.”

Since: May 07

NE Ohio

#20 Aug 25, 2008
when the media calls a gold medalist a gold metalist for a team event it means less???

the USA has 125 "gold metalists" china has 74 "gold metalists", subject to the eventual return of gold taken while cheating!!!

holland has 16 million pot heads.... lol

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from holland wrote:
<quoted text>
the medals are team trophies, not individual trophies, if they played by themself, then they would not have gotten the medal, so the team wins the medal not the individual player

“we don't torture? yeah right.”

Since: May 07

NE Ohio

#21 Aug 25, 2008
replying to your own post is really lame...
from holland wrote:
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geez those americans are such sore losers
Sandy W

Canada

#22 Aug 25, 2008
you're an idiot with a bad attitude and a typical higher than mighty american
Lynn27 wrote:
then, i guess that is why holland didn't win any team event, no teamwork... that and the wooden shoes are hard to run in... lol <quoted text>

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