Each federation recognizes both cash prizes and other benefits to the winners of the most prestigious Olympic medal: Italy is among the countries that best reward those who manage to win one
An Olympic medal is forever. Gold, silver, bronze: the “pantone” of colors counts, but up to a certain point. At stake are prestige, honor and immortality (sporting). But, for the winners, as it should be, the cash prizes also come into play. Because training 4 years (for Tokyo, due to pandemic, 5) is a real investment and not all athletes can boast salaries as footballers, basketball players or tennis players. But let’s go in order. And let’s see how much a medal is “materially” worth (if someone had the idea of selling it) and how much it collects in Italy and abroad.