TOP sponsors such as Panasonic, Coca Cola and Visa pay
Some IOC members will get
paid more to watch the Rio
Games than many Team
USA members will get
paid to compete in
the Rio Games.
IOC members travel
first class, stay in
luxury hotels, and
get paid up to
Estimated annual income 2013-2016
to televise the Games for 2014-2020.
IOC President Thomas Bach gets an allowance of
The rest flows down into the Olympic Movement.
and lives in a 5-star hotel.
National Olympic Committees
International Sports Federations
for the Olympic Games
The IOC doesn’t actually put on the Games; they outsource that to organizing committees.
The IOC sends money
out to the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOC), like the U.S.
Olympic Committee (USOC).
35 federations oversee the sports for the Summer and Winter Olympics (IAAF for track and field, FINA for swimming, etc.)
went to NOCs after 2012 London Games.
went to 28 summer sport federations after London Games, $199m went to 7 winter sport federations after Sochi Games.
Average annual income for the USOC, only NOC to get mandated cuts of NBC and TOP sponsor money, and also raises its own money through fundraising and sponsorships.
National Governing Bodies (NGBs)
They oversee individual Olympic sports in the U.S., like USA Track and Field and USA Swimming. The NGBs compete for USOC money, and raise money through sponsorships, fundraising and memberships.
payroll, and about 600 employees.
Some athletes can make big endorsement money, but most get by on stipends and charity.
USA Track and Field athletes can make make more than $100,000 through performance-based stipends, but most make far less.
Only 66 earned this amount on 2009
income for 150
U.S. athletes who
ranked in the top 10
in their event, according
to a grant-making nonprofit.
Amount an athlete on each of the sports can make in a year in stipends.