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    Quote Originally Posted by KoKane View Post
    Thats hardly a free ride. Heavy competition once every 4 years and you might not even get a medal at all.
    My earnings are not a free ride either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoKane View Post
    Thats hardly a free ride. Heavy competition once every 4 years and you might not even get a medal at all.
    is it really much different than a poker player in the wsop? do you propose we stop taxing gambling income as well?

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    i like america, so much laughter to be had of that country

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    If you are european, you gonna be praying to mecca long before america goes down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    I have to pay taxes on everything I earn and win, why should they get a free ride?
    Oh want to drag others down to your level? How very left of you.

    Here's an idea: Let's not steal money from anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emolas View Post
    OH NO lNCOME TAX!!111
    What is income?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    My earnings are not a free ride either.
    I didnt say they were? Nobody said they were.
    They dont live free and somehow make millions or some shit. They're like you trying to get by but take on that extra activity in athletics.
    By the way, I'm not arguing against you.. I'm just informing you that your statement wasnt fully thought through. They dont have a free ride, like you put it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Greatdane View Post
    is it really much different than a poker player in the wsop? do you propose we stop taxing gambling income as well?
    Right, because athletes in training spend every day sitting in a chair betting money to win money, to compete for bigger sums of money, while drinking and smoking and living beyond their means.



    If you guys have such a problem with being taxed for merely being alive, why do you seek to spread that misery and make sure everyone else suffers with you?
    Why not try and re-design how it all works or something?
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    The difference imo is that Olympians train for years upon years inorder to represent their country, it's considered an honor. When they win a medal it's not only for their personal satisfaction but their country as well.

    I feel that medals should be excluded because of that, additionally few Olympic athletes become "famous" and rich, and those who do get endorsement deals or whatnot are taxed accordingly. I simply don't equate individual prizes ie, lottery, poker, etc. to Olympic Medals.
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    What a disgrace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krag View Post
    If you are european, you gonna be praying to mecca long before america goes down.
    No I won't. Stop being a paronoid retard.

    On topic- I don't see what the big deal is. Most people are taxed on what they win, it's not as if most olympians that win medels will be left wanting for money.

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    So they dont sell the medal or actually make money from it? But they must pay money merely for having it in their possession ?
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    Most of the people in this thread really fail at reading. It was stated earlier in the thread what they are actually taxed on. It isn't the medal itself, it is the earnings they receive from the gov't for winning that medal. A gold gets 25k, they are taxed on it just like everyone else, boo hoo. I served my country in the military; should I have not paid taxes that entire time too? I mean, that one gold medal was like the first two years of my salary in the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emolas View Post
    OH NO lNCOME TAX!!111

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jou View Post
    Most of the people in this thread really fail at reading. It was stated earlier in the thread what they are actually taxed on. It isn't the medal itself, it is the earnings they receive from the gov't for winning that medal. A gold gets 25k, they are taxed on it just like everyone else, boo hoo. I served my country in the military; should I have not paid taxes that entire time too? I mean, that one gold medal was like the first two years of my salary in the military.
    'Taxed like everyone else' is a load of horseshit. There is nothing like olympic prize money to compare it to and claim it's 'just like everyone else'.

    Taxing it as a one-time prize winning is ludicrous. It's not a matter of if it should be taxed, in absolute, but how they are taxing it that is disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatdane View Post
    the medals are created from precious metals, which are a commodity and should be taxed
    Under your unscrupulous moral definition sure.

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