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NBA players first Olympics was the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona and NHL players first Olympics was the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano.
1992 Dream team
355 million. the entire country is with that team.
3 at the games, none during qualifying.
As there are 32 countries and each country were allowed 23 plyers it 736 players. But all the 23 players did not play.
It is my pet peeve every time the Olymics comes round that paid professionl athletes , especially tennis players who are competing for their country are featured. What about the young girl relying on her town to have bake sales, car washes etc to help sponsor her so that she can represent her country. Out of 529 athletes only 21 suposedly favorites are shown , this is a disgrace to humanity.
because it is not popular enough and does not fit the requirements of the OlympicsNo, football is not in the olympics. Basketball,hockey and bobsled racing are in the olympics, but not football
Olympic rules changed in 1989 and the first professional NBA Olympic team was the 1992 Dream Team led by Michael Jordan.
In most cases you have to be selected by the National team GM, which means you have to play good enough to belong to top players of your country.
6 players are only allowed.
This depends greatly on what state and country you live in. In some places it is considered to be completely illegal.