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Here's a little olympic trivia. The US pays its athletes $25,000 for winning a gold medal. Azerbaijan pays its gold medal winners $510,000.

jc @ 12 months ago

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Both in USD?

AMI @ 12 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Yup. Azerbaijan has two silver, no gold. I couldn't find their payout for silver. I think the US pays $15k.

jc @ 12 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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I think they are essentially trying to recruit athletes. US Olympians make very good money obviously from promotions.

AMI @ 12 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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most american athletes compete to be the best, the prize is nice but they want the medal.

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I agree, the accomplishment is what drives them...the financial benefits are a nice bonus

AMI @ 12 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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nice info. thanks jc

Tjaden Froyda @ 12 months ago

Chaska, MN 55318, USA

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Another interesting tidbit. Many countries waive the taxes on the medal bonus. But the US takes a big chunk. Every olympics sees a bill introduced to waive the tax. It has never passed.

jc @ 12 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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nice, thanks for representing us so well Here is your bill

AMI @ 12 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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It is a shame that sex, race, and religion have become such important subjects in these Olympics. I could give two ####s about any of that. If you are incredible enough to be one of the top 3 in the world, that's pretty cool

AMI @ 12 months ago

Elmhurst, IL, USA

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couldn't

AMI @ 12 months ago

Elmhurst, IL, USA

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Why is the government paying anything?

John Galt...  Bernie Is A Socialist @ 12 months ago

Rocky River, OH 44116, USA

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It's paid by the olympic committee.

jc @ 12 months ago

Dayton, OH 45424, USA

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Unlike other countries, the US olympic commitee normally receives no federal funding. Mitt did wangle a chunk for the LA olympics. By comparison, Canada gave its olympic committee $150 million.

jc @ 12 months ago

Tipp City, OH, USA

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Right on jc (as usual) http://www.teamusa.org/us-olympic-and-paralympic-foundation/team-usa-fund

AMI @ 12 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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you have to forgive john galt, hes a trump voter.

[412035] @ 12 months ago

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this is interesting https://youtu.be/6I1Ebkg-hTA

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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hillary laughing at BENGHAZI! hearing https://youtu.be/5I3C1XE1Ouk

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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this is SCARY https://youtu.be/VmFiVuSednc

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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the seizure thing is dumb. she's not having petit mal seizures.

Tjaden Froyda @ 12 months ago

Chaska, MN 55318, USA

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perhaps an absence seizure dr. knowitall? petit mal my ass

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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petit mal = absence seizure

Tjaden Froyda @ 12 months ago

Chaska, MN 55318, USA

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there's *a lot* of real stuff to criticize HRC for. no reason to make shìt up like this

Tjaden Froyda @ 12 months ago

Chaska, MN 55318, USA

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okay it's not an absence seizure I'm so stupid here's me compared to you- hint you're the grown-up with a pissy attitude https://youtu.be/7-a2QBfFQeA

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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and now with a British accent . I've never heard of these problems have you? Looks really serious. https://youtu.be/2Ojeiby_l7E

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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I heard she's actually a lizard person

AMI @ 12 months ago

Downers Grove, IL, USA

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AMI you mean reptilian shapeshifter yes I've heard that also

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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I love that scene, pink. (used it before for teaching)

Tjaden Froyda @ 12 months ago

Chaska, MN 55318, USA

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Azerbawho?

The Drew @ 12 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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yep she's definitely a reptilian shapeshifter

AMI @ 12 months ago

Lombard, IL, USA

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I like reptile chicks but not the shapeshifters

Mr. Pink @ 12 months ago

Parma, OH, USA

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too unpredictable?

AMI @ 12 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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you have to forgive mr pink hes a trump voter.

[412035] @ 12 months ago

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Pink I love that scene too haha it's been a long time since I saw that movie! Thanks for the laughs.

Dr. Evil @ 12 months ago

Lakeland, MN 55043, USA

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Also if there are any reptilian shapeshifters around here I think I'm you're girl. A lawyer that keeps snakes, come now must I beat you over the head with it? Oh and I'm a total succubus.

Dr. Evil @ 12 months ago

Lakeland, MN 55043, USA

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