After training for years, then qualifying for the Olympics, and winning gold, you’d expect to be financially secure for life. Well, not exactly, as the real rewards countries provide their gold medalists are exposed. For starters, Singapore, Azerbaijan, and the Philippines reward their athletes with around half a million US dollars. What does the US and Great Britain give their athletes? Well not so much, as the US only gives a gold medalist 25k, and Britain even worse, with the round number zero. However, if you’re an Australian athlete you’ll get a stamp with your picture on it and an upgrade to Business class on your flight home. Pathetic? Well, just look at the source to find out some more ridiculous facts.