1. American Athletes get $25,000 for winning a Gold....$15,000 for winning a Silver...and $10,000 for a bronze.   Those payments have been the same for over 10 years.

2.  Canada pays $17,900 for Gold.

3.  Russia pays $113,200 for a Gold, plus bonuses that can triple that.

4.  England pays $0 ....a spokesperson from their Olympic committee says, quote, "We believe that the drive, dedication and commitment....is the motivated first and foremost by the desire torepresent their country to the best of their ability."

5.  Malaysia offers the most in the World.   A gold bar worth $600,000 for a Gold Medal....the bad part is that no athlete in Malaysia has won a Gold Medal since 1956.