It’s been a long four years since London, but some of the world’s best athletes have gathered in Brazil to battle it out for a place on the podium and a medal to take home with them.

But, as is the nature of sport, with big talent comes big wages. Whilst plenty of Olympians are amateurs or rely on funding, others are highly-paid mega-stars.

We’ve looked at the highest paid stars competing in this  year’s Olympic games, with the information coming from Forbes.

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