is dead, long live professional sport.
Ah, the old professionalism, shamateurism
, amateurism debate.
Fairy The Beeb's shamateurism
was summed up when it was revealed that their graphics department is run by a seven-year-old called Simon who is paid in Haribos.
It has tackled racism, shamateurism
and bigotry and largely been victorious.
Spedding was 32 years of age and the first eight months of 1984 were pure vintage for a County Durham long-distance runner who held down a day job before shamateurism
gave way to full blooded professional millionaires.
We have to put in the `as far as we know' proviso because it is necessary to remember the days of shamateurism
and wage restriction, when well-
Aussie Rules team boss Dermot Brereton was baffled by the shamateurism
and delighted the Irish only had two training sessions during the week.
And there's the answer to why Europe's leagues have been thrown into chaos for a month as top professionals are dragged to the other side of the world to take part in a piece of irrelevant shamateurism
Because in those golden days the Games were riddled with shamateurism
and snobbery not to mention nationalism and racism.
The Camby case is the newest version of the same old story, another sorry example of the shamateurism
that pervades big-time intercollegiate athletics in the '90s.
Here was the IOC's way of leaving behind the amateurism (or shamateurism
as it was frequently called) of Avery Brundage's regime.
At a stroke he took rugby union out of the shadows of shamateurism
into a brave new world which at last promised an adequate reward for players and rich entertainment for spectators.