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London 2012 prize money: Russian millionaires and British begging letters

by | 29th, July 2012

WHAT is winning a gold meal at London 2012 worth? No, not in endorsements, appearances on A Question of Sport and advertising junk food and insurance. What will your country give your for bringing home gold?

Malaysia: £400,000 for any gold medlaists plus a solid gold bar worth £380,000 if that gold comes in badminton

Chelyabinsk Oblast in Russia:  £600,000

Britain: a Royal Mail postage stamp with your face on (a book of six for £3.60 or 60p each) See the letters: Dear Olga, it is with great urgency that I aks you for a favour…

Italy: £116,000

Russia:  £85,000

Photo: North Korea’s An Kae Um holds her gold medal after the women’s 52-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She wins a hour’s of electricity.

America:  £15,000

Australia: %C



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