Here is a breakdown of how some of the competing nations intend to show their appreciation to their gold-medal winners.
Bolivia: "We don't have any money budgeted for prizes but if something amazing happens and somebody wins we will see what we can do."
Cyprus: "Clothing provided for one or two years."
Dominican Republic: "Scholarships and housing because if you give them $10,000 [pounds 6,450) it would just be gone with the wind."
Finland: "A set of knives."
Honduras: "Some sort of a miracle would have to occur for us to win a medal. If we did, we would come up with something really big."
Iran: "All of our medallists would receive a Government order of bravery from the President which involves special privileges as well."
Liechtenstein: "The chances of it happening are minus-zero."
Nicaragua: "We have had great problems just raising the pounds 45,000 needed to physically get our athletes to Atlanta."
Russia: "$50,000" (pounds 33,000).
Singapore: "S710,600" (pounds 500,000).
Syria: "Any Syrian athlete who wins a medal achieves his dream to live in luxury and benefit from the welfare life. He also gets the honour to meet Mr President Hafez-al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic."
Uruguay: "The only prize our athletes require is the honour of defending the country and the thanks that an athlete deserves for having triumphed."Reuse content