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    Default Will Russian wrestlers get $500K no matter what or is it a mistake?

    This article states Russian Olympic wrestlers get $500K just for participating:


    Suleiman Kerimov has headed the board of the Russian wrestling federation since 2006. He has offered a special prize to the Russian wrestling team performing at the Beijing Olympics. Each athlete is to get $US 500,000 for taking part., and if the wrestling team comes home with ten gold medals, each member will get $US 1 million.

    http://www.russiatoday.ru/business/news/26088

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    Default Re: Will Russian wrestlers get $500K no matter what or is it a mistake?

    then again, a big mac is 250,000 in moscow these days

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    Default Re: Will Russian wrestlers get $500K no matter what or is it a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyholt View Post
    then again, a big mac is 250,000 in moscow these days
    Perhaps after Olympics they will immigrate to America with their $500K-$1mil to enjoy freedom and cheap McDonalds food.

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    Default Re: Will Russian wrestlers get $500K no matter what or is it a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Perhaps after Olympics they will immigrate to America with their $500K-$1mil to enjoy freedom and cheap McDonalds food.
    Just like you did!

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    Default Re: Will Russian wrestlers get $500K no matter what or is it a mistake?

    The Russian athletes that win gold get taken care of by the sponsors on the Russian sports program. Read The Silent Gladiators by Nicholas Hopping. He goes into detail about the "gifts" that the wrestlers from Russia receive from wealthy patrons like Iskander Makmudov and the head of Lukoil.
    "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

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