Can Professional Athletes Compete in the Olympics? | FAQ | Rules of Sport - Olympic amateur controversy
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The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event. During its history, both the . The advent of the state-sponsored "full-time amateur athlete" of the Eastern Bloc countries further eroded the ideology of the pure amateur, as it put the. When the Olympics allowed pro athletes to compete, the been the most controversial change in rules that the International Olympic The one firm rule that always governed the Olympic Games was that amateur athletes.