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Which Olympic Sports Are Played By Amateur Athletes And Which Are Played By Prof

  1. Mr Tindle profile image81
    Mr Tindleposted 5 years ago

    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?

  2. AJ Flanigan profile image60
    AJ Flaniganposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. jeolmoz2 profile image76
      jeolmoz2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good info...voted up

  3. nishlaverz profile image60
    nishlaverzposted 5 years ago

    The only sport in the Olympics where you have to be an amateur now is Boxing.

 
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