Saturday, 9 August 2008

Singapore pays most for Olympic medals

Singapore again got the #1 position in an international ranking: this time in the ranking of countries that pay most for a Beijing Olympic medal. Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant did an article today on the amounts of money the athletes from various countries would get if they win Olympic Gold, and here are the results: (all amounts are in euros)
1. Singapore € 500,000
2. Philippines € 222,000
3. Malaysia € 200,000
4. Greece € 190,000
5. Thailand € 180,000
6. United Arab Emirates € 176,000
7. China € 150,000
8. Russia € 100,000
9. Lithuania € 64,500 (and a BMW)
10. France € 50,000
11. Netherlands € 27,500
12. United Kingdom € 25,000
13. Japan € 19,000
14. United States € 15,730
15. Canada € 13,500
16. Australia € 12,500

So in addition to the best paid government in the world, Singapore will soon have the best paid athletes. Well, at least the sportsmen and sportswomen will have done something extraordinary to deserve their pay!

4 comments:

Philippines News Vote said...

Philippines at number 2. That's not too bad!

sgboy said...

if only sex is an olympics sport.....

.: aGent X ::.. said...

Yeah..and it will ended up most likely to China-born atheletes...

Anonymous said...

This is something that do us proud. Can we vote to induct this into Guinness World Record along with the million dollars salary of our gahmen ?

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