Athletes competing in London are not paid for their participation, but American competitors who come out on top are rewarded in cash by the US Olympic Committee. Of course, the real money is in promotional contracts: Some of the most stellar athletes bring in millions with marketing deals.
Do you know how much the gold, silver, and bronze medalists are given as prizes for being the best? Take the quiz!
Olympic Medalist Cash Prizes: How Money Are You?
How much does the USOC give to US gold medalists?