No, not all sports stars have sponsorships. Generally the elite athletes, which corporations think would be a good selling tool, are the only athletes who get sponsorships.
China has 396 athletes competing in 23 sports; equestrianism, football and handball are the only sports for which China has no representation in the 2012 Olympics.
Five athletes were selected to the team to compete only in 3 different sports.
Five Divehi athletes were selected to the team, competing only in 3 different sports.
In 2012, the French Olympic Committee is fielding 330 athletes in 24 different sports; field hockey and volleyball are the only sports in which France has no Olympic representation.
Swimming athletes make 10g a year sports track only makes 1 paeso a year
The United States Olympic Committee sent a total of 539 athletes to the Olympics in London to compete in 25 sports. Only the Host nation had more athletes
It is the second major international sports event for the physically disabled athletes. Just like the Olympics, only difference is that the athletes competing have some physical disability.
Gillette is a private company. They do not have any athletes to pay. Their only affiliation to the sports world is that the own the naming rights to the New England Patriots stadium.
Only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of athletes from any country.