When it comes to rewarding athletes who bring home gold medals from the Winter Olympics, the United States lags far behind many other countries.
Members of Team USA who win a gold medal will receive a $US25,000 bonus, according to Bloomberg.com. Silver medalists will receive a $US15,000 bonus and bronze medalists will receive $US10,000.
Meanwhile, if anybody wins a gold medal for Kazakhstan, they will receive a bonus of $US250,000. So far, they have just one bronze medal, which is worth $US75,000 (silver medals earn a $US150,000 bonus). Sixteen countries award bonuses larger than that of the United States.
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