In the ancient Olympic games women were not allowed to compete, but now they are.
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.
Women were not allow to compete at the first Olympic in 1896.
Canada planned to send 331 ahtletes to compete in the 2008 olympic games
The five continents are Asia, Africa, Europe, U.S.A., Australia who will compete in the Olympic Games, 2012.
No they can not
The Olympic games are about bringing the best athletes from around the world to compete in events. Athletes compete for the chance to win the gold medal.