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Sherlock Hound10/18/2020 8:44:53 am PDT

re: #158 fern01

I’m old enough to remember when only amateur sports people could take part in the olympics (and the tennis majors). Money turned sport into a business and of course the hangers on all turned up to get their cut.

The problem with this is that the concept of “amateur” in the Olympics was always bullshit.

The Soviets gave financial support for their athletes. They were defacto professionals.
Meanwhile, US athletes had to pass the hat, and the most popular sports ended up being supported by commercial interests anyway.