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Thread: Wjhy I still think the Olympics should be for Amatures only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I just checked Soviet Olympics history both summer and winter. They were always number one or two in deal counts both summer and winter.
    So it was competitive before the pros it seems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardMZhlubb View Post
    In the 1988 Summer Olympics, the Soviet Union won 132 medals. The US won 94. (And the East Germans won 102. China won 28.) The 1984 Olympics were basically a walk-over for the US without the Soviet Union and East Germany competing.
    And that was after the pros allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    So it was competitive before the pros it seems?
    It was. Plus is was more exciting. There was more of a rivalry aspect to it.
    Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    And that was after the pros allowed.
    I may be mistaken, but I believe the 88 games was the last amateurs only Olympic Games.
    Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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