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One does not have to be an amateur in order to compete in the Olympics. You just have to try out for the team.

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Q: Do you have to be an amateur to compete in the Olympics?
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Can professional boxers compete in the Olympics?

Technically no. The Olympics are for "amateur" atheletes, those who do not make their livelyhood by the sport they compete in.

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1986 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took away the amateur only rule!

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If you compete in the winter Olympics can you compete in the next summer Olympics?

Yes, you can compete in consecutive Olympic games.

Does Africa compete in the Olympics?

Yes, many countries from Africa compete in the Olympics.

Did women compete in the first modern Olympics?

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Do you need to pay to compete in the Olympics?

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People are chosen to compete in the Olympics by competing in the Olympic Trials. In most sports, the top competitors from the Olympic Trials are chosen to compete in the Olympics.

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How many competitors will compete in the 2012 olympics?

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