What is the elgibility laws regarding olympic athletes? Can anyone play for anyone?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    From the Amatuer Athletic Foundation:

    Each sport federation determines age limits and the eligibility of professional athletes. Some sports admit professionals; others do not. For example, professional baseball and basketball players now are allowed to play in the Olympic Games.

    From the International Olympic Committee (IOC):

    Athletes with dual nationality may compete for the country of their choice. However, if they have already represented one country either at the Games or another major sports event, they may not compete for a different country before three years have elapsed.

    Source(s): www.olympic.org
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  • 3 years ago

    Dale Begg-Smith is a loser (a very, very wealthy loser. yet a loser, notwithstanding). His corporation makes junk mail and undercover agent ware all around the web. Canada had the braveness and personality to assert he replaced into no longer welcome to symbolize our u . s .. Australians on the different hand are curiously chuffed to have a morally bankrupt human being characterize their u . s . as long as they win medals. you need to be proud that scumbag replaced into no longer representing Canada. For others, that's a probability to compete even as they does no longer qualify of their domicile u . s .. they might have twin citizenship to commence with (Tanith Belbin) or they might in simple terms be recruited via international locations searching to hitch the Olympic social gathering and granted citizenship contained in the recent u . s .. it oftentimes advantages the athletes and the international locations they characterize, so i imagine it really is an ok commerce off. And with any success, the ex-pats will inspire someone of their new u . s . and it is going to strengthen it really is own athletes contained in the destiny.

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