Amateurism

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Amateurism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money

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  • the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money

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Amateurism Sample Sentences in News


  • NCAA offers hints of its O'Bannon appeal strategy
    The NCAA suggested its main arguments to appeal the Ed O’Bannon ruling allowing college athletes to be paid will focus on amateurism and First Amendment rights on live broadcasts. Circuit Court of Appeals, the NCAA’s lawyers responded to a mandatory mediation questionnaire that asks to briefly describe the issues on appeal. The NCAA wrote, “The issues on app Read more on this news related to 'Amateurism'
  • Column: Is amateurism helping or hurting athletes?
    I used to equate amateurism with integrity. Steve Prefontaine, a legendary American distance runner, famously turned down professional contracts in order to maintain his eligibility to compete in the Olympics, back before the U.S. Olympic Committee passed the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, when it was a strictly amateur event. As a young runner, Prefontaine [...] Read more on this news related to 'Amateurism'
  • Gaelic Athletic Association embraces true amateurism
    DUBLIN — Irish hurling legend Anthony Daly is in the middle of Ireland, driving from County Clare to Dublin, trying to explain the concept of amateurism in his country’s favorite sports. His voice is fading in and out. The garbled nature of the conversation fits the subject. Read more on this news related to 'Amateurism'

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