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The Olympics were ostensibly formed under the guise of amateurism. But what, exactly, IS amateurism?

If an amateur is a person who engages in an activity, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis, then wouldn't by nature every participant at the Olympic Games be considered an amateur? Not a single athlete is paid by the International Olympic Committee or their respective national federations to represent his or her nation at the Olympics. So by the basest definition of the term, professionalism per se has no impact on the Olympic movement...

But this question delves deeper than mere definitional debate...

 

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