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Paying Olympic athletes

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    Think Olympic athletes should be paid? As I agree with the video below, I'm sure you can guess where I stand. It is pretty amazing Olympic athletes are considered 'amateur', given how world class their talent is, and that the athletes don't make a dime unless they get endorsement deals.

    What do you think of Joe's logic here? (vid does have lots of expletives, so be aware before pressing play)

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    They absolutely should be paid. To call them "amateur" is both disrespectful and just wrong. An Olympic athlete is the pinnacle of professionalism in sports. You cannot get any higher than that.

    It feels like they are called amateurs because they aren't paid millions of dollars....