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Olympics

  1. 1. Professional Athletes in the Olympics<br />Devin Cassinelli<br />Ashley Shaw <br />Cheryl Pitts<br />Chelsea Shaughnessy<br />
  2. 2. Reasons for Professional Athletes<br />Attract more viewers<br />More interest in pro’s<br />Famous players more talked about<br />Higher Level of Play<br />Faster & stronger<br />More exciting<br />Higher experience levels<br />High performance training facilities<br />
  3. 3. National Pride<br />Strive to be the best<br />Financial Growth<br />Top sponsors<br />Credibility<br />Rise in viewership<br />
  4. 4. Game Attendance and Tourism<br />Attracts more people<br />More money<br />Higher ticket sales<br />More jobs for city<br />International Awareness of Professional Athletes<br />Broader fan base<br />Introducing/ re-introducing sports<br />
  5. 5. Reasons Against Professional Athletes<br />Limited Opportunities<br />Take away roster spots from amateurs<br />Pro athletes have more advantages<br />Olympic Games Mean More to Amateurs<br />More pride<br />Professionals are paid<br />Amateurs aren’t paid<br />
  6. 6. Professional Athletes are Selfish<br />Pro’s want publicity<br />Only want recognition that they won<br />Creates endorsements<br />No More Underdogs Winning <br />Eliminates “Miracle” teams<br />Easier to predict outcome<br />
  7. 7. Exciting Games and Events<br />Pro’s worried about injuries<br />College players always do their best/ have to prove themselves<br />Amateurs have lower ego’s<br />Unfair Advantages<br />Pro’s have better training facilities<br />Can afford the best training/ coaches<br />
  8. 8. Spirit of the Game<br />Pro’s take away from Olympic spirit<br />Amateurs maintain essence of peace and cooperation<br />Pro’s only interested in themselves and competition/ medal count<br />
  9. 9. ANY QUESTIONS?<br />

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