The amateurism model of college athletes dates back to the early 1900s. The basis of the program is rooted in the belief that students should play for the love of sport and school; not for the love of money.
Most teenagers can’t buy alcohol, rent a car or even get a tattoo without a parent’s consent. However, teenage athletes may have to make huge decisions about their futures when they are just 16 or 17.
It may seem like the year 2028 is a long way away. However, for those organizing the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, there is a lot to do in nine years.