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Chinese gold medalist will be rewarded by an unprecedented amount comparing to their peers in the previous Olympic Games. Here is the list (per gold medal) base on a LAT report ( Protected content
China: USD300,000 on average (from the central and local governments, corporate sponsorship, possible bonus including apartments, government jobs, cars and instant admission to university etc);
US: USD25, Protected content the US Olympic Committee);
Russia: USD150, Protected content by Putin);
Germany: 50 litres of beer/month (German do love beer!);
Belarus: a lifetime worth of sausages (vow!);
India: USD 1 million (plus a doubling of pension and a life time go-anywhere free first-class train pass);
Mongolia: telephone number Protected content
North Korea: something like 'hard-working hero' award.
How about other countries? I'm just curious, any ideas?