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Pro Athletes In The Olympics

Posted on: August 15, 2008 5:39 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2008 2:00 pm

I have been watching the olympics sporadically for the last week. I see that some sports utilize pro athletes (Basketball, Tennis) and some do not (Boxing, Soccer). Our olympic NBA team is flat out ridiculous. It looks like an all-star roster. Why is it that some sports are allowed to use pro athletes while others are not?

Did I miss something here?

I think if we allow NBA players into the olympics then why not MLB or MLS? What are the determining factors the IOC uses in order to dictate what sports are allowed to use pro athletes?

Category: General
Tags: olympics
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