What prizes do the winners receive in the Olympic games?
The winner gets a gold medal and to hear their nation's national anthem in the medal ceremony. They also receive flowers.
If You Mean The ANCIENT Olympic Games (First Held In 776 B.C.), The First Place Winners Received A Wreath Of Olive Branches, To Be Placed On Their Head. The Winner And Two Runner-Ups Received A Palm Branch With Red Ribbons Tied To It. If You Mean The Current Olympic Games, Well Obviously They Receive First (Gold), Second (Silver), And Bronze Medals.
According to a February 19, 2010 National Post / Financial Post article the Canadian Olympic Committee awarded "prizes of $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze medals at the 2010 Vancouver Games... The prizes apply to each member of a team." There was further discussion of the prize money being taxable.
In the modern Olympic games, Gold medals are awarded for first-place, Silver medals are awarded for second-place, and Bronze medals are awarded for third-place. Typically the medals are only plated with the respective metals - the cost would otherwise be outrageous. In the ancient Olympic games, the winners received laurel wreaths.
For Canadians there has been a set up , a fund of which is called Athlete Excellence Fund that was created by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Canadian athletes will receive a $20,000 dollar monetary compensation for any gold medal won at the Olympics games , in the future (including Beijing). Silver winners will be compensated $15,000 dollars per medal; and bronze winners will earn $10,000 dollars.
Natalie Hoffman has written: 'A study of the ages of female Olympic place winners in selected sports in the Olympic Games' -- subject(s): Ability, Influence of age on, Influence of age on Ability, Olympics, Women athletes 'A study of the ages of female Olympic place winners in selected sports in the Olympic games of 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972'