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.
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.
The one with potebtial can compete
In the ancient Olympic games women were not allowed to compete, but now they are.
Olympic GamesThe olympic games is a event where all countries of their best players compete and win.