Olympians have to make good money, don’t they? With all of the sponsorships and endorsements, you’d think they make a tidy sum. However, it seems that maybe their actual pay, minus all the little bonus stuff, isn’t so impressive.
Lolo Jones, an Olympic hurdler who joined the U.S. national bobsled team in 2012, posted a Vine video of the check she received from the U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation. For the season, she was paid a whopping $741.84. That’s right, not even 750 bucks for a seven-month season.
In the video, Jones says, “Seven months with bobsled season. The whole season. That’s it. I’m going to be a little late on my rent this month.”
Surely Jones has enough to cover her rent, but it makes you wonder how much money the U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation is making. Either they are cleaning up, or bobsledding is in serious trouble.
Check out the Vine below: