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Q: Can professional athletes play in the Olympics?
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Do you have to maintain amateur status to be in the Olympics?

No, look at the NBA players, they are professional athletes and play in the Olympics.

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Why were the professional athletes banned from the Olympics?


Are professional athletes take part in the Olympics?

yes they can.

Who goes to the Olympics?

Nowadays, professional athletes selected by their country go to the Olympics.

Are professional and amateur athletes allowed to compete in the Olympics?

yes they are

Why is ancient Olympics based of of amateur athletes?

There were no professional sports.

When did professional athletes begin participating in Olympics?

1992 Games in Barcelona.

Why did the Olympics start letting professional athletes compete?

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How long have professional athletes been competing in the Olympics?

As long as the Olympics have started. As long as the Olympics have started. As long as the Olympics have started.

Did Dan Haggerty play professional sports?

dan haggerty didnt play the professional sports but he considered to play the world olympic games by the majority of the athletes didnt get the chance to play the normal olympics instead of the professional sports.

What was the reason allowing Professional athletes to participate in the Olympics?

most are prps anyway

How have the Olympics changed over the years?

The Olympics has changed throughout the years by allowing professional athletes to compete. In the past, the Olympics were any for amateur athletes (those who do not receive money for competing in their sport).

Who are professional athletes who play musical instruments?

a musical expert

Why are professional athletes allowed to compete at Olympics?

They are accredited by national sportsassociations, based on recent achiefments.

Can athletes compete in the Olympics if they are paid professional athletes?

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

When were professional athletes allowed to be in Olympics?

The IOC voted to allow professionals to compete in the Olympics in 1986. The 1988 Games were the first to have professionals compete.

How many athletes in Olympics for japan?

293 athletes for London Olympics.

When were profesional athletes allowed to participate in the olympic games?

The first Olympics to officially accept professional athletes was 1988 in selected sports and 1992 in the remainder.

Can Olympic athletes still play sports in high school?

No if they are curretly in the Olympics

What is the percent of college athletes that go on and play a professional sport?


How many athletes competed in the 2013 Olympics?

There was no Olympics in 2013. 2012 London Olympics had 10,568 athletes compete. 2014 Sochi Olympics had about 2,800 athletes compete.

Who were the ancient Olympics athletes?

The athletes of the ancient Olympics were young Greek men.

Canadian athletes of the 2010 Olympics?

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Which country is sending the most athletes to the Beijing Olympics?

With 639 athletes, China has the most athletes in the Beijing Olympics. The country that has the most athletes that traveled to China to the Olympics would be the the US with 595 athletes.