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Olympic medalist wants tax-free payday

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Joe Potosky, Aug 15, 2008.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Someone posted there was no money in Olympic trap...

    Olympic medalist wants tax-free payday

    An Italian Olympic medalist is asking his government for a tax exemption on his reward money in a move that could convince other athletes to ask for special treatment from authorities.

    Francesco D'Aniello, a police officer who won silver in double trap shooting on Tuesday, said the sacrifices athletes make justify his request.

    "I would sincerely hope that the (Italian) parliament would pass this law," he told a news conference. "It would be the right thing to do to remove the taxes from what we get here," Reuters reported.

    Italy is one of several countries that offer healthy financial payouts to those who succeed at the game, but the amount Mr. D'Aniello was not disclosed.

    Greece pays gold medalists roughly US $277,000.
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