How Much Is Each Olympic Medal Worth? (Infographic)

Athletes who win an Olympic medal are often rewarded with a cash prize from their country (depending on the country and the color of the medal), along with the possibility of earning some additional money through endorsement deals and public appearances following the Olympic Games.  So yes, earning a medal at the Olympic Games is certainly worth something, but how about the medals themselves?  Do they have any monetary value?  What kind of coin could you get for a bronze, silver or gold Olympic medal?

We have the answer to that question, via the infographic below.  Check it out:

olympic medal value


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