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Are there any sports in the Olympics that are truly amateur? I know Track, basketball, etc. are pro
Some of the shooting sports are open to amateurs if you consider military trained shooters going for Gold amateurs.
However, there are very few "amateurs" in the Olympics because professional athletes have been allowed to compete since the 1980s. The closest thing to amateurs are the wrestlers and some others who have to have side jobs to pay for training because they don't have national sports association support, national teams (NBA players on Olympic basketball team, NHL for hockey), well paying coaching/performing jobs (Icecapades for iceskaters), or sporting competitions to provide a living the rest of the year (tennis, bicycling).
by Mr Tindle5 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...
by boberto3 weeks ago
Two of the largest Sports in the World today!!Which would you say is the better Sport!?Personally i could happily watch Football and never get bored, i think it is the best Sport in the World and involves a lot more...
by Tina8 years ago
My winter Olympics Apparel hub is getting great traffic but very little Amazon sales. I feel people are looking for items that Amazon is not selling .. like those red mittens or the sweaters or hats...
by Steven Escareno7 years ago
I was talking about this once with a classmate of mine back in high school. A little over a decade ago I believe, and he said that WNBA players are inferior to the NBA players, and that's why he'll never watch the...
by scorpio7778 years ago
why cricket becomes most popular.most of the people in different countries are saying they only watch cricket than any other game .is it good for other sports
by rcrm897 years ago
Excluding darts () and multi-event sports like heptathlon/decathlon.I would say rugby.
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