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Yes they can. The U.S. Olympic Basketball team is made up of professional basketball players. Kobe Bryant to name just one.

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Why did the IOC start allowing paid professional athletes to compete in the Olympics Was it done to allow the US to try and dominate the basketball competition?

Yes, it was done to faciliate the US and to make the game more exciting

Do the athletes get paid for their involvement in the Olympics?

Not directly. Although involvement in the Olympics is voluntary, the participants can go on to receive sport endorsements and public appearances that can result in a lucrative career. Many athletes will go on to compete professionally as well.

Do you get paid to compete in the Olympics?


How much can a player get paid playing professional basketball in japan?

I am trying to find out much professional athletes get paid in japan. I am trying to find out much professional athletes get paid in japan.

Can olympic athletes be paid professional athletes?

No, you have to be amateur I believe.

Do Olympic athletes get paid for TV interviews?

No they cannot be paid if they compete in the Olympic games, they are amateurs until they are paid professionally, then they can no longer compete in the Olympic games.

Did athletes get paid to go to the Olympics in the past?

They did get money to go to the olympics in the past

Are USA athletes paid to participate in the Olympics?

No,not really

Do athletes get paid if they don't medal at the olympics?

Yes they get paid by their sponsors and olympic partners

How much does a athlete get paid for breaking a world record at the Olympics?

Olympic athletes are not paid.

How much do basketball players get paid to compete in the Olympics?


Does professional athletes get paid too much?

yes they do

Why do professional athletes get paid so much?

because their me

Should professional athletes get paid what they deserve?


How much does the US pay it's athletes for gold medals?

They are not paid. This would mean they are professional athletes and to play they can't be paid. The athletes get endorsements from companies after they win.

Are professional athletes being paid to much?

they should be paid $1,000,000 and give it to charity

How much do professional athletes get paid Ex ringette payers?

they dont get paid at all

Can high school athletes be paid to play their sport in a professional commercial?

i think they can get paid.

Do athletes get paid to take part in the Olympics?

yes millions of dollars

When do professional athletes get paid monthly weekly or yearly?


Do professional athletes get paid a lot?

yes they get millions a year.

Are Actors and Professional Athletes paid too much?


Why do you think professional athletes get paid more than the President of the US?

Because athletes are mainly entertainers

Do professional athletes get paid while not playing due to injury?

yes they get paid half there salery

What is the salary of the us Olympic basketball team?

Athletes don't get paid in the Olympics.