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2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

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An Olympic medal is awarded to successful competitors at one of the Olympic Games. There ... The olive wreath was the prize for the winner at the Ancient Olympic Games. It was an olive branch ... When the modern Olympic Games began in 1896 medals started to be given to successful olympian competitors. However, gold ...

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Each countries' Olympic federation decides on a cash prize for their athletes ( ranging from US$1million for gold in Singapore to no cash prizes in Great Britain) .

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Aug 6, 2016 ... American athletes receive cash for winning an Olympic medal. ... The idea of Olympic medal winners paying taxes on their prizes has rankled ...

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Aug 9, 2016 ... Well, in most of the cases yes but the athletes don't receive any prize money from Olympics committee but its their national Olympic federation ...

www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/faq7.html

Were there other contests like the Olympics? ... Although he did not receive money at the Olympics, the victor was treated much like a modern sports celebrity by ...

olympic-museum.de/prizes/1896/prizes1896.htm

Olympic Games 1896 prizes. ... Olympic Honour- and Specialprizes 1896 ... on us ; the sun shone with brightness, and if there were some clouds hovering in the sky, .... the games differed from many other athletic contests of the modern world.

www.olympic.org/athens-1896

The Athens 1896 Summer Olympic Games (April 6-15) marked the birth of the Modern Olympics. Find videos, photos, results, medals, gold medalists & athletes.

www.britishmuseum.org/explore/themes/sport/ancient_olympics-1.aspx

The ancient Olympics were held every four years from 776 BC to 393 BC at Olympia in Greece. Since 1896 the modern Olympic Games have also taken place ...

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Aug 6, 2012 ... Some are awarded cash prizes by their respective local Olympic committees or governments. Also, sometimes private businessmen will match ...