5 of 6
BACK NEXT
Athletes
Gold medal: $25,000 given to U.S. athletes by USOC
Silver medal: $15,000
Bronze medal: $10,000

Neither the International nor the U.S. Olympic Committees pay the athletes for competing, but the USOC pays athletes a good sum for winning medals.

But the real money that athletes make comes from lucrative marketing deals. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, for instance, receives an estimated $5 million for plugging companies like Omega, PowerBar, Visa and Speedo.

Phelps will also get a $1 million bonus from Speedo if he can match the record seven golds in a single Olympic Games set by U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz in the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, Germany.

NEXT: Ticket sales
Last updated August 08 2008: 10:37 AM ET
More Galleries
50 years of the Ford Mustang Take a drive down memory lane with our favorite photos of the car through the years. More
Cool cars from the New York Auto Show These are some of the most interesting new models and concept vehicles from the Big Apple's car show. More
8 CEOs who took a pay cut in 2013 Median CEO pay inched up 9% in 2013 to $13.9 million. But not everyone got a bump last year. Here are eight CEOs who missed out. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.