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An Olympian can earn money while working at a non-sports related position. The athlete may NOT earn income from any sport-related activity. There are some exceptions for certain team sports such as Soccer, Ice Hokey and Basketball. See: Jim Thorpe's revocation of gold medals.

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Yes they can. The U.S. Olympic basketball team is made up of professional basketball players. Kobe Bryant to name just one.

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