Russian gives new Mercedes to each Olympic medalist

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by Laken Litman / USA Today Sports

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Posted on February 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has awarded each Russian athlete who won a medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a brand new car.

And not just any car, but a white Mercedes-Benz with the Russian Olympic team logo on it.

According to ESPN, those athletes who do not yet have their driver’s licenses yet — like figure skating gold medalists Julia Lipnitskaia and Adelina Sotnikova — will be provided with a driver.

Russia finished at the top of the Sochi medal count with 33, 13 of them being gold.

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