Rachel and Michael ice dancing career at high family expenses

For most families, raising an Olympic athlete is a big investment with no guarantee of a monetary return. The financial strain of all those years of training can hit hard, and for the vast majority of athletes, the reward for competing in the Olympics is largely symbolic, since they are not winning medals and signing …

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Salary of a professional figure skater

Figure skating is one of the most popular sports at Winter Olympics but is also one of the most expensive ones. Professional skaters start to train at a very young age, so the costs rack up every year with training and especially competition equipment, that is changed every competitive year, multiple courses, supplemental coaches, choreographers, …

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How much it costs to be a professional figure skater?

Being an elite athlete can have great advantages, especially if we look from a perspective of those more media covered sports such as football, basketball, tennis or motors, where sportsmen come to gain dizzying figures. But in “minor” sports the situation is not so easy and rosy, especially when considering enormous costs attached to the …

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