Our Olympians give a lot of personal sacrifice to perform for the United States, as well as a great deal of money ( this isn't the Soviet Union, Red China, or N. Korea where they are trained from birth) this is the United States and these athletes are our representitives. Let them have their winnings free from government tax and intervention. We owe it to them! The government isn't paying for their training or expenses. Again, LESS government involvement!