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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

Olympic Games - Wikipedia

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international ... Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 different ...... After the 1988...

What changed the Olympics forever - CNN.com

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Jul 23, 2012 ... When the Olympics allowed pro athletes to compete, the money-making potential of the games increased dramatically, says Bob Greene.

Olympic Athletes - Infoplease

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Olympic athletes have natural talent, dedication, and drive. ... In 1986, professional athletes were given permission by the International Federation to compete in ...

Why are professional athletes allowed to compete in the Olympic ...

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Aug 8, 2016 ... When the International Olympic Committee was formed in 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin, he intended the athletes competing in the Olympics to ...

Can Professional Athletes Compete in the Olympics? | FAQ | Rules ...

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The Olympics, which occurs every four years, is one of the world's greatest sporting events. Inspired by the ancient Olympics in Greece, the modern games ...

Why are professional athletes allowed to compete in the Olympics ...

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In 1986, professional athletes were given permission by the International Federation to compete in each sport of the Olympic Games. One of the reasons behind ...

What are the rules about professional athletes in the Olympics ...

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Jun 19, 2016 ... Jim Gordon is incorrect. All Olympic Sports allow professional athletes to compete. It has been this way since the early 1990's. Some sports do ...

Pros May Now Fight in the Olympics, but Not Everyone Is Happy ...

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Jun 1, 2016 ... Hatton took to Twitter to say: “Pro boxers in the olympics. ... Russia Says 14 of Its Athletes Are Suspected of Doping at Beijing Olympics MAY 24, ...

Should professional athletes be in the Olympics? | Debate.org

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It should be the best against the best. Wasn't that the original point of the olympics. There was no such thing as a professional athlete when they started.