How much do you win for x games gold medal?
The most recent numbers released show the X Games gold medal comes with a $50,000 check. The prize money decreases quickly as finishing place decreases; 10th place takes home $1,000. A nice bit of cash until you figure in travel and lodging expenses. Based on these figures, ESPN pays out $3M in prize money at the X Games. The X Games are credited with inspiring the Olympics to add “younger” events, such as snowboarding, in an effort to maintain viewership.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 11:45PM EST