Amateurism

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Amateurism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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  • 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'

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