Olympic competitors are called Olympiads.
No, the Olympics used to be a solely amateur competition when it very first started however now it is open to both professional and amateur competitors. The USA basketball team has competed at the Olympics and you can't get much higher paid than some of them.
Russia has sent competitors to most of the Olympic games
Olympic sportsmen/women are amateurs they do not receive payment.
in the Olympic sports
approximately how many competitors will compete at the london olympic games?
No they cannot be paid if they compete in the Olympic games, they are amateurs until they are paid professionally, then they can no longer compete in the Olympic games.
Nothing, they were in the nude.
It was dropped when the International Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee had a dispute over allowing amateurs to compete.
how composites have aided in the Olympic sport of speed skating
596 competitors according to Wikipedia.
I'm pretty sure it's 'Olympians'
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