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# Reinstituting the strict standards once enforced by the United States

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Reinstituting the strict standards once enforced by the United States Olympic Committee against participation by professional athletes in the Olympic Games would be beneficial to all struggling athletes. Disallowing participation by professionals who have access to expensive training facilities and large bank accounts would not only revitalize the Olympic spirit of amateurism, but would also allow amateur athletes to compete fairly for spots on the national team.

The argument above makes which one of the following assumptions?

A. Spectators accustomed to seeing a high level of competition in professional sports will not be satisfied watching amateurs compete in those same sports.

B. Enforcement of the former rules would require a large bureaucracy to keep close tabs on amateur athletes1 finances.

C. An overly competitive selection process for the Olympic Team makes competition fierce between otherwise friendly athletes.

D. Athletes who must work outside jobs to support themselves will not be able to concentrate fully on their sports, due to their financial difficulties.

E. The old system did not keep many aspiring Olympians from competing because of economic constraints.

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15 Oct 2019, 04:36
Reinstituting the strict standards once enforced by the United States Olympic Committee against participation by professional athletes in the Olympic Games would be beneficial to all struggling athletes. Disallowing participation by professionals who have access to expensive training facilities and large bank accounts would not only revitalize the Olympic spirit of amateurism, but would also allow amateur athletes to compete fairly for spots on the national team.

The argument above makes which one of the following assumptions?

A. Spectators accustomed to seeing a high level of competition in professional sports will not be satisfied watching amateurs compete in those same sports.
Out of scope .. no mention of spectators.

B. Enforcement of the former rules would require a large bureaucracy to keep close tabs on amateur athletes1 finances.
Looks a little relevant to the passage given the fact that the professionals have access to better training facilities because they have money; Well I am not sure about this choice but I will hold this unless I get something better.
C. An overly competitive selection process for the Olympic Team makes competition fierce between otherwise friendly athletes.
Out of scope.
D. Athletes who must work outside jobs to support themselves will not be able to concentrate fully on their sports, due to their financial difficulties.
Yes they may have financial difficulties but FOCUS is something out of focus here. SO OUT
E. The old system did not keep many aspiring Olympians from competing because of economic constraints.

Yes, if old system didn't facilitate the entry of amateur aspirants in Olympic games, what's the point of reinforcing the rule. This is the choice.
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15 Oct 2019, 05:39
E. The old system did not keep many aspiring Olympians from competing because of economic constraints.

This means that the old system (where professional athletes and amatuer athletes competed together) did not affect number of aspiring olympians to compete( Economic means were not a factor and did not act as a deterrent for amateurs to compete).

Thus the amateurs had no economic barriers to entry and could compete with professional athletes. Thus making it unfair as they could not compete fairly with professional atheletes?

Is this why the answer is E?
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