Prize money and prestige - BMX at the Olympics and in the countryside

BMX-cross is relatively new to the Olympics, London is only the second time to host such a race. Just a few days before the Olympic final, a hundred miles from the capital a regional BMX race was held in Bournemouth, where riders competed in all kinds of different categories from small kids to their dads. Comparing the two events it becomes obvious that the main difference is in the things surrounding the race and that while the winner at the regional race received a few hundred pounds in cash, the Olympic winners' reward was only the victory ceremony. And prestige, of course.

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