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What do you think about State Sponsored athletes?

  1. bn9900 profile image81
    bn9900posted 5 years ago

    What do you think about State Sponsored athletes?

    What do you think about State sponsored atheletes in the olympics?  Mainly the pacific rim countries, In Europe I've noticed many of the atheletes play their sports professionally. Where as in the US many of our atheletes are not  professional and we do not have leagues for many of these sports.What are your thoughts about this?

  2. CyclingFitness profile image93
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    Wouldn't you class a college scholarship based on athletic ability a sponsorship?

    Many countries develop sports program's for political and social reasons. Many GB athletes and national federations benefit from lottery money and sponsorship as the sports are often performed for love and not money.

    The US has sports which are professional which are amateur in some countries- Baseball for instance was an Olympic sport.

    1. bn9900 profile image81
      bn9900posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure, but not for the Olympics, what does a college scholarship have to do with the Olympics?  I beieve that the rule that allowed professionals should be revolked.  If you play the sport professionally, then you would not be allowed to compete.

  3. tipstoretireearly profile image84
    tipstoretireearlyposted 5 years ago

    It would help level the playing field between athletes from different countries with different views of state sponsorship.

 
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