The U.S. Olympic committee does pay athletes a bonus for earning medals, but they do not pay athletes to just participate. High profile athletes like NBA star Dwayne Wade have spoken out--suggesting that athletes should get paid. The International Olympic Committee makes millions of dollars from ticket sales and ad revenue. Should the Olympic Committee share some of that money with the athletes? What do you think?
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Thank you e-five, for taking the time to help answer this question. I did mention in the details of the question that the Olympic Committee pays bonuses for medals. I just wanted to know if people think that athletes should get paid to compete.
I do see where you are coming from. Participating in the Olympics is about representing your country and yourself. It is about bringing people together in the spirit of international competition. Thanks Rebecca2904 for answering my question.
Hello kalokairi, I am glad Greece helps their athletes. Thank you for giving us some international perspective on this question.
Hello Garifalia, I think it is because the Olympics are commercial and makes so much money that some athletes think that they should get some of that money. As for sponsors, rule 40 says that the athletes cannot promote sponsors on Twitter.
Thank you for going to the trouble and responding to all of us. Not everyone does that. Is your last sentence correct?
If people take the time to answer my question then I should take the time to at least say thank you. Rule 40 actually covers even more than Twitter. Let me refer you to the official social media section of rule 40: http://goo.gl/2ou5V