The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show How Much Money Do Olympic Athletes Make? Listen 22 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/225940/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Forbes senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, who covers the business of sports, discusses how much of the big money at the Olympic Games goes to the actual athletes.