Did you know that once you become a U.S. Olympic Champion, you in turn will owe taxes on your prize money as well as your medal?  According to msn.com, the U.S. Olympic Committee awards prize money to medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze.  Besides, this, the actual medals themselves are taxed.  There is only a tax of $2 on the bronze medal, but the winner of a gold medal will have to pay $236 to the IRS.

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