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Winter Olympics medal bonuses

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Who could put a price on winning a gold medal for their nation? Russia. And the USA. Oh, and Canada...

While the Olympic Committee don't require nations to pay their athletes, eight of the top ten medal winning nations at this year's Sochi games offered incentives to tempt their elite sportsmen and women over the line first.

As the following chart from MoneySideOfLife shows, Russia will have to pay the most for its patriotic pride, in addition to footing the bill for the party. If we were a Norwegian or Swedish medalist, we'd be feeling pretty cheesed off right about now...

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