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

USA Shooting
USA Shooting
USA Shooting
USA Shooting

Fort Benning, GA -(AmmoLand.com)- 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.

About ELEY:

ELEY is a Proud Sponsor of the USA Shooting Rifle and Pistol Teams: ELEY Limited, manufacturer of the world’s most consistently accurate rimfire ammunition, has been the Official Sponsor and Official Supplier of .22 rimfire ammunition of the USA Shooting rifle and pistol teams since 2000.

For more information on ELEY and their products, please visit www.eley.co.uk.

About Winchester Ammunition:

Winchester Ammunition is a Proud Sponsor of the USA Shooting Shotgun Team: Winchester® Ammunition has been the exclusive ammunition sponsor and supplier of the USA Shooting Shotgun Team since 1999. Members of the past two shotgun teams brought home a combined six medals from London and Beijing using Winchester AA International Target loads. Winchester is an industry leader in advancing and supporting conservation, hunter education and our country's proud shooting sports heritage.

For more information about Winchester and its complete line of products, visit www.Winchester.com.

About USA Shooting:

USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country.

Check us out on the web at usashooting.org and on Twitter at twitter.com/USAShooting.

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