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Olympians will owe $9,000 in taxes on their medals?

By Louis Jacobson
Published on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 7:18 p.m.

With Americans paying close attention to the London Olympics, two leading figures in the conservative movement -- Grover Norquist and Marco Rubio -- have launched an effort to lighten the tax burden for athletes who win medals.

A July 31, 2012, blog post on the website of Norquist’s group, Americans for Tax Reform, had the headline, "Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS: U.S. Olympic medal winners will owe up to $9,000 to the IRS."

We fact-checked the claim and concluded it was Mostly False. Read our fact-check for our complete analysis.

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Names in this article: Americans For Tax Reform, Marco Rubio

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