Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:15:17 GMT | By Chris Persaud, Bankrate.com
Richest London 2012 Olympic athletes

They play hard, they train hard and this summer, they're taking on the world.



Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Kobe Bryant of the U.S., and Roger Federer of Switzerland are all top earners at the 2012 London Olympics. (© Elise Amendola/AP Photo; Charles Krupa/AP Photo; Juergen Hasenkopf/Rex Features)
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  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Kobe Bryant of the U.S., and Roger Federer of Switzerland are all top earners at the 2012 London Olympics. (© Elise Amendola/AP Photo; Charles Krupa/AP Photo; Juergen Hasenkopf/Rex Features)
  • Deron Williams at a 2012 Olympic exhibition game. (© Back Page Images/Rex Features)
  • France's Yannick Bokolo drives against United States' Chris Paul at a 2012 Olympic's preliminary game. (© Charles Krupa/AP Photo)
  • Usain Bolt (© Ben Curtis/AP Photo)
  • Novak Djokovic (© Elise Amendola/AP Photo)
  • Carmelo Anthony at the 2012 London Olympic Games. (© Heathcliff O'Malley/Rex Features)
  • Kobe Bryant has previously won one Olympic gold medal. (© Charles Krupa/AP Photo)
  • Roger Federer at the 2012 Olympic Games. (© Juergen Hasenkopf/Rex Features)
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These eight elite athletes are taking their A-game to the world's court in the 2012 London Olympics. But even if they don't bring home the gold, they still have tens of millions of green to fall back on. We've put together a list of the richest Olympians using June 2011 to June 2012 athletic earnings data compiled by Sports Illustrated and Forbes.

* All dollar amounts in USD.

* Bing: How much do Canadian athletes get for winning a gold medal?

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