Payment for winning Olympic medals varies by country. Some do not pay any money at all.
The United States Olympic Committee pays its medal winners $25,000 to gold medal winners, $15,000 to those who take home a silver and $10,000 for a bronze. Some of the richer U.S. sport federations give additional prize money to their winners as well.
There are many appearances and endorsement deals that generally follow a gold medal winner.
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They receive no money from the Olympics. However a win will certainly lead to some sort of endorsement deal with advertisers. The only consideration they receive is the medal. If you consider the value of the gold medal as "payment", it is worth something, but not much. The gold medal is not solid gold. The value of a gold medal, made according to Olympic Charter specifications, which contains 6 grams of gold with the rest being silver is about 500 to 600 US dollars depending on the market prices of gold and silver.
The medal winners do not officially get a monetary reward from the Olympic committees. The award depends on the country's Olympic committee and the country's generosity. For example, one country may award a gold medalist with $10,000 whereas another country may award a gold medal with $50,000. Most athletes make their money through endorsement deals and sponsors.
According to reports on the Internet, the contents of an Olympic Silver Medal are the same as with an Olympic Gold Medal, 92.5 percent pure silver. The Gold Medal is covered by at least 6 grams of gold, according to the Olympic Charter. Some Olympic hosts make the medals larger or smaller according to their respective preferences...but the content must still follow the Charter.
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