How many Olympic medals does Phelps have?
But before we take in this year’s events, let’s take a look back at past Games and see which Olympians have racked up the most medals of all time. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps leads all Olympians with 28 medals—23 gold, three silver and two bronze.
Who has won the most Olympic medals?
Most number of Olympic medals won
Legendary former American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most successful male Olympian of all time with 28 Olympic medals. Incredibly, 23 of them are gold medals, which is also the record for most Olympic golds won by a male athlete.
Do Olympians get paid?
Heading into Tokyo, our athletes are rewarded $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze, which is largely consistent with the 2016 Games in Rio.
Do Olympians pay for their plane ticket?
“Once you make it to the Olympics your travel expenses are paid for, but you won’t make money off of it unless you medal or get sponsorships from outside the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.