That used to be the case but no longer. When the US Dream Team in basketball competed it killed that idea. Many thought that some countries had professionals long ago. Some Russian "soldiers" were nothing more than professinal athletes, this thinking goes.
Who won the 1996 100metre at the olympics?
No, a good deal of the hockey players were pros... as well as the basketball players for the USA, were pro.
Who will host the 2008 summer olympics?
yes, they hold the figure skaters to that standard, but somehow the dream team was put together for basketball, i didnt ever figure out how that worked
How many goldmedals India received in Olympics ever since its inception?
It depends on the sport 100%! For example only amateur boxers can compete for their country under amateur rules and the same with baseball, The US did not use professional basketball players until 1988 or 92 I forget when they decided they wanted some more gold medals
Whats ur fave sport in the olympic's?
No, but there was a time when you couldn't play in the olympics if you got payed for the sport you were competing in
Which is the only the only Olympic sport in which having a beard is prohibited?
That should be the case..but it isn't..
What are the exact dimensions of a 6 lane 400 meter running track? Inside and out if possible...thanks.?
LIKE AT THE BEGINNING OF STAR WARS . THERE WAS A TIME WHEN ONLY AMATEURS DID COMPETE IN THE OLYMPICS BUT THAT WAS ... LONG ... LONG ... LONG ... LONG ... LONG ... AGO !
I DO BELIEVE THAT THE BREAKDOWN STARTED " ON ICE " HOCKEY!
THEN EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED FIGURE SKATING ETC ETC.
HEY HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO VOTE FOR "HOMO" VS "HETERO" I WAS JUST CREATIVELY WONDERING !!
HAVE A DARN GOOD DAY!
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