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Big Bonuses Await Athletes/Coaches as 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Reward Program Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 20, 2015)

USA Shooting announced Friday that it is once again implementing an incentive and reward program for athletes winning medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and for the National Team coaches responsible for managing and executing the discipline program.  

“The purpose of this program is to offer a reward for athletes and coaches as incentive and reward to work toward and achieve the goal of medal-winning performances next year in Rio,” said USA Shooting CEO/Executive Director Robert Mitchell.  “We thank our sponsors and donors for making such monetary benefits possible and we look forward to writing some big checks in August and September.” 

In 2012 under a similar program, USA Shooting awarded $198,000 in bonuses to the organization’s four Olympic medalists including Jamie Corkish, Kim Rhode, Vincent Hancock and Matt Emmons.   

The bonus money being made available from USA Shooting is above and beyond the medal bonus payments typically provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee. 

The chart below lists Olympic incentives to be given for medals won.  Individual payout for earning a medal goes up depending on the number of medals earned as a team.  Athletes may win multiple awards. 

Team Medal #s

1

2

3

4

5

6+

Gold

 $30,000

 $40,000

 $50,000

 $60,000

 $70,000

 $80,000

Silver

 $15,000

 $20,000

 $25,000

 $30,000

 $35,000

 $40,000

Bronze

 $9,000

 $12,000

 $15,000

 $18,000

 $21,000

 $24,000

 

Rewards for National Coaches for medals won at the 20016 Olympic Games are outlined in the table below and the reward increases with the number of medals earned per discipline.

Team Medal #s

1

2

3

4

Pistol

 $5,000

 $10,000

 $15,000

 $25,000

Rifle

 $4,000  

 $7,500

 $15,000

 $25,000

Shotgun

 $4,000  

 $7,500

 $15,000

 $25,000

 

The five Paralympic athletes set to participate in Rio will have the opportunity to earn a $10,000 award for each gold medal they earn, followed by $6,000 for silver and $3,000 for bronze. The 2016 Paralympic Team coach could receive up to $6,000 if the team earns three medals. Two medals will worth $4,000 while one medal will garner $2,000. 

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