19 July 2013 17:30 | By Ian Harrison
Richest prizes in the world of sports

MSN gives you the lowdown on the most lucrative prizes in world sport today



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In sports, it pays to keep your eyes on the prize. And at some events, it pays really, really big. 

To attract top talent and spice up the competition, organizers put millions of dollars in purses up for grabs. So, for any star athlete who ever screamed "show me the money!,"  here’s a look at the most lucrative prizes in the world of sports.

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