How much does it cost to go to the Olympics as an athlete?
According to TIME, the total annual cost to become (and remain) an elite skater is between $35,000 and $50,000.
Olympic-level skaters usually train six days a week for hours at a time, TIME reported, and with that comes a $20 to $40 daily fee for access to the rink, and $65 to $120 per hour for coaching fees.
Who pays for Olympic athletes?
In fact, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) does not pay athletes a cent for their appearance in the Olympics. Athletes have to fund their way either from their own pockets or through other means.
Do Olympic athletes get paid?
U.S. Olympians, for example, will earn $37,500 for each gold medal they win this year, $22,500 for each silver and $15,000 for each bronze. In team sports, each team member splits the pot evenly. That’s 50 percent more than what American medalists earned at the 2016 Summer Games.
Do Olympic athletes get free tickets?
Even athletes could have a tough time landing many tickets for family members and friends. “The United States Olympic Committee has confirmed it will continue its program of supplying Team USA athletes with two complimentary tickets for each event they compete in,” the USOC told AP in a statement.