The days of amateurism
, when sport was more of a pastime rather than a profession are a thing of the past.
The NCAA plays a critical role in the maintenance of a revered tradition of amateurism
in college sports.
This change in the regulations concerning amateurism
was made clear at a meeting of the International Rugby Board yesterday.
This is a classic example of rank amateurism
THE opposition yesterday accused the government of amateurism
and political expediency over a due diligence on bank portfolios, which could render the island's debt unsustainable, leading to additional austerity measures.
CABINET ministers should be given the power formally to appoint their most senior civil servants to help end a culture of amateurism
in Whitehall, according to an independent thinktank.
I'm fed up with their amateurism
," said Kumiko Mori, a 50-year-old housewife in Miyazaki Prefecture, explaining why she voted for the LDP this time around, after favoring the DPJ in 2009.
Although made up of amateurs, that is, music lovers from primary and secondary schools and universities, this ensemble has been successfully going beyond the borders of plain amateurism
for three decades.
Observing the highest levels of amateurism
," a contemporary report noted "officials are allowed only half rate fares to London and free transport within 15 miles of Charing Cross on the London transport system.
Back in the day the Olympics stood for noncommercial amateurism
, now you can't open a newspaper or magazine or switch on the TV without seeing some scantily clad athlete promoting something or other.
THE late deployment of 3,500 troops to beef up Olympic security was "shambolic amateurism
of the worst order.
The war also brought the issue of amateurism
versus professionalism to the fore, as the officer corps encouraged the playing of sport for sport's sake, and money prizes were withdrawn from military competitions.