In soccer, besides the World Cup, there is also the European Championship, which is only every two years.
In addition to football, basketball is not the highest Olympic honor, NBA championship ring will be more attractive than the Olympic gold medal, NBA championship is also a year out of it. (Football’s European champions League comes every year, too, and is more attractive than an Olympic gold medal.)
In addition to football and basketball, there are other sports that are more valuable than Olympic gold MEDALS. For example, tennis, the four Grand Slam titles are much more valuable than Olympic gold MEDALS. Cycling, the Tour de France also smells better than Olympic gold. And boxing, tyson has never won an Olympic title, but does anyone doubt his status in the boxing world?
In fact, it is the difference between competitive level and commercial value. The Olympic Games have some projects, still have amateur player to participate in so 足球 far, you check bonus again, wait with World Cup, champion cup compared poor too far, natural attraction is not enough.
Of course, it is not that the Olympic Committee does not want to make these sports bigger, but the associations of popular sports have their own individual activities, of course, do not want to give profits to the Olympic Games, you think, if the Olympic football is comparable to the World Cup, then FIFA will not share the share of the Olympic committee? There will also be concerns that football will completely eclipse other sports. So there are some restrictions on the conditions of participation in the Olympic Games, football is limited to under 23 years old, over the age of only three. Basketball was only given to professional players in 1992. (The term “Dream Team” was originally used to describe the first American players in the NBA to participate in the Olympics. You go to check the national Olympic team members of football and basketball, there are a considerable part is not the country’s highest level 含金量of players, the highest level of players do not go, of course, the lack of gold can not be said to be the highest honor. And boxing, if you look at Olympic boxing, they wear headgear, and professional boxing basically doesn’t have headgear.