October 31 – professional

October 31, 2019 =========

☆  professional プロの


And, that’s all for this month on our topic of Sports is entertainment. I was talking recently with my son about the athletes at the Olympics, and how they are amateurs, not professional athletes. He asked me what the difference between an amateur athlete and professional athlete was. I explained that amateurs were not paid to do their sport, but professional athletes earn a salary for playing their sport.

However, the more we talked about the different sports that are in the Olympics, the more I realized that there are many professional sports people competing. So, I needed Google to help answer his question! Turns out, throughout the 20th century, the rules have been changing, because the definition of what a professional athlete is has also changed. Nowadays, it seems that only boxing and wrestling do not allow professional athletes at the Olympics. However, this may change in the near future.

Did you know that? I did not!

See you next month,