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  Shamateurism -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In 1982 (additional info and facts about Adidas) Adidas was paying British Olympic athletes to wear their gear.
The main person involved in the scandal was (additional info and facts about Horst Dassler) Horst Dassler.
The first Olympics to officially accept professional athletes was...erm, either 1988 or 1992.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sh/shamateurism.htm   (997 words)

  
 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Adidas
Adolf Dassler took his nickname, Adi, and combined it with the first syllable of his last name to get "Adidas,;" with the accent on the last syllable.
When Adi Dassler died in 1978, his son Horst took over the company, but both men failed to recognize the threat posed by a small Oregon company named Nike.
When Horst Dassler died in 1987, Adidas spun further into financial misfortune, and would be bought and resold a number of times over the next few years.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100006   (1008 words)

  
 Articles - Professional sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In 1982 Adidas was paying British Olympic athletes to wear their gear.
The main person involved in the scandal was Horst Dassler.
The first Olympics to officially accept professional athletes was, either 1988 or 1992.
www.lightmag.com /articles/Professional_sport   (1691 words)

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