Which Olympic Sports Are Played By Amateur Athletes And Which Are Played By Professionals?
I remember when the Olympic basketball teams were made up of college athletes, but now they are professional NBA stars. Are all Olympic sports played by professional athletes though or just some? If so which ones use amateur athletes?
Actually, every Olympic sport is professional. Ryan Lochte's going to make several million dollars this year in advertising alone. Gabby Douglas is going to be a millionaire by Rio. The top badmiton players will make several hundred thousand dollars a year through salary an sponorship, plus the money they get from the Olympics. Indonesia awards one million for gold. I believe 750,000 for silver, and 500,000 for bronze.
Honestly, Olympic basketball hasn't been ametuer since the days of George Mikan. America was just the only nation to send college kids, the biggest reason why we had signifigantly less talent.
The only sport in the Olympics where you have to be an amateur now is Boxing.
by rcrm896 years ago
Excluding darts () and multi-event sports like heptathlon/decathlon.I would say rugby.
by Marc Lee18 months ago
Are there any sports in the Olympics that are truly amateur? I know Track, basketball, etc. are pro
by ParadigmEnacted4 years ago
Do you care whether or not professional athletes take performance enhancing drugs?I don't. It's supposed to be a larger than life spectacle.
by Daffy Duck6 years ago
The good pros make millions of dollars a year. This doesn't include bonuses either. 10 years 150 million and more for some. People should get paid what they're worth, but what are they really...
by Laura Schneider4 years ago
Do you feel that organized sports is too highly stressed in American society these days?Why or why not?
by delmer474 years ago
What sports did you play when you were younger?
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