shamateurism


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shamateurism

(ˈʃæmətərˌɪzəm)
n
(General Sporting Terms) a sports term referring to a state in which an athlete is classified as an amateur but acts like a professional, usually by raising money
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Commentator barred Radio commentator GV Wynne-Jones, above, who caused a rugby sensation with "shamateurism" allegations in his book Sports Commentary was barred by the WRU from broadcasting the international between Wales and Ireland at Cardiff.
Shamateurism is dead, long live professional sport.
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.
It's 10 years to the day since the late Vernon Pugh announced that rugby was going open, ending decades of 'shamateurism.'
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.
I am not so naive as to believe that we can go back to the Corinthian ideals of amateur sport which, after all, was blighted by 'shamateurism'.
For a few years after the American pro hockey leagues were established, Canadians and Manitobans developed "shamateurism" (clandestine payment) to a high art.
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. It's to justify FIFA delegates and their wives having four weeks on the razzle at football's expense.
Grace ruthlessly exploited his tremendous popularity, charging exorbitant 'expenses' and appearance fees, such blatant 'shamateurism' inevitably leading to fierce controversy and charges of 'mean cunning and systematic fraud'.