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

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

yes they are

Why are professional athletes allowed to compete at Olympics?

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

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.

Are there any countries or athletes that were not allowed to be in the Olympics?

Iraq was not allowed at the Olympics because of international conflict.

Do athletes need to be professional to compete in the Olympics?


Can professional athletes play in the Olympics?


Why were the professional athletes banned from the Olympics?


Who goes to the Olympics?

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

Should professional athletes be allowed to use steroids?

yes athletes should be allowed to use steriods

Are professional athletes take part in the Olympics?

yes they can.

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.

Why is ancient Olympics based of of amateur athletes?

There were no professional sports.

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).

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

most are prps anyway

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.

Where do the athletes live in the Olympics?

the host country creates what is called "The Olympic Village" in which only athletes and coaches are allowed to stay in.

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.

What is maximum number of athletes per country allowed to enter Olympics?

There isn't a maximum number, countries may have as many athletes as they wish

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.

Are olympic weightlifters allowed steroids?

No. Officially Olympics athletes are not allowed to take steroids or other performance enhancing drugs which would result in being disqualified if discovered. Athletes are screened multiple times before and during the Olympics to keep everyone on a level playing field.

What is the combined professional salaries of the Olympic basketball team?

The athletes are unpaid, minus the prize money they receive for winning medals. Outside of the Olympics the various athletes' professional annual salaries sum to over $9.

Can a professional basketball player compete in the Olympics?

Yes. The rules were changed in 1988 to allow pro athletes to compete.

Can you be a professional athlete to be in Olymipics?

Originally specifically for amateur athletes, the Olympics began allowing professionals to compete in 1986.