Winning gold in Rio -- heck, winning any hardware at all -- is a dream come true for any Olympic athlete. And sure, it's awesome to win a gold medal, which is worth a staggering $25,000 -- and which is paid for by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
But that doesn't mean athletes are off the hook financially. The tax man wants his cut, too, and those free Olympic medals are counted as taxable gifts by Uncle Sam. Find out how much America's most accomplished Olympians should expect to pay for each medal next April.