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Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, Mikhail Akimenko of Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA), Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Ilya Ivanyuk of ANA at the medal ceremony.


Hard Numbers: Prize money for Olympic gold, Trump tried to tank surveillance bill, EU court annuls Russian oligarch sanctions, US approves missile sale for Ukraine

50,000: World Athletics (the international governing body for track and field) announced Wednesday that it will award prize money at the Olympics for the first time, with a $2.4 million fund for Paris 2024. Gold medalists will receive $50,000 this year, with the initiative extending to silver and bronze winners in 2028. The decision changes the Olympics’ long-standing tradition as an amateur sports event and could revolutionize the financial landscape of the Games.
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