Nobody is paid to play historic calcio. It is primarily a recreational activity, and many of people who engage do not consider it a sport.
However, because the game has age restrictions (15 years old and over) and requires two teams with 11 players per side, it is possible to find some professionals. In fact, there are about 1,000 active players in Italy, and about half of them play in the National League (the highest level of competition). The other half play in regional leagues or even in small tournaments.
The average salary is about 4,500 euros per year. But there are very good players who can earn up to 10,000 euros per season.
It is possible to become a professional player by joining one of the many clubs that play in national competitions. However, you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
It is also possible to become a professional player without joining a club. You can do this by being selected by the Italian national team manager to play in a match. There were three such games during the 2006 World Cup when Roberto Mancini made several changes to his squad and only picked players he wanted to play.
Athletes are not paid to compete in the summer or winter Olympic Games, but they do get monetary compensation from their country's Olympic organization if they win a medal. The amount that athletes are paid varies depending on how well they do and who they are competing against.
All sports participants (athletes, coaches, managers, etc.) who are part of the planning or implementation of an event should be paid for their efforts. This is called "Olympic solidarity." It is required by International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules which govern participation at all levels from children's events to the highest level of competition: Olympiads.
In addition to winning medals and prizes, some athletes have become very rich through advertising campaigns built around their names. American basketball player Michael Jordan became one of the world's most famous people after winning three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Since then, other athletes such as American football player Peyton Manning and Spanish soccer player Lionel Messi have built similar brands around their images. Some athletes have used their fame to start businesses or invest in new projects. For example, American swimmer Michael Phelps has become one of the world's richest people due to the success of his advertising campaign for brand-name products such as Coca-Cola and Nike.
Athletes, like those in many other sports, are not given a set salary. While footballers receive a fixed income from their teams, bodybuilders must compete and earn money through rewards. That is reasonable, just as tennis players and golfers must win contests to be rewarded.
The amount of money earned at any given time depends on how well-known the athlete is. If Arnold Schwarzenegger had been banned from acting, he would only have made $150,000 because fewer people would have watched his movies. However, since he has continued to act even while building his body, he has been able to make more money later on.
In conclusion, yes, fitness competitors do get paid for their work. It's just that they don't always get paid equally or even at all. Some athletes may even lose money by competing. But if you love what you do and want to keep doing it, then there is no reason why you should not be paid for your efforts.
Furthermore, most sports other than football and men's basketball do not produce considerable cash for any institution (and such teams are frequently effectively supported by football, basketball, and donations), thus paying athletes in all sports may be impossible.
The only way this could change is if some kind of union were formed by people in different sports who would then have more leverage with which to negotiate salaries with sports organizations.
As it stands now, unless you're very rich or very famous you probably can't make a living playing sports. If you do well, maybe you can sign on with a professional team but that's about it.
It's a hard job to be an athlete. You need talent, discipline, and hard work. Also, many sports are very physical activities so they can cause you to get injured. When you're done with school, you need a career that will allow you to earn a good living while giving you the chance to play at a high level.
If you're just starting out in life, you should consider becoming an athlete. There are many sports to choose from and each one has its own requirements and advantages. The more specialized your sport is, the more money you can make. For example, there are many more women than men interested in wrestling so wrestlers can make a lot of money.
Most collegiate sports programs in the United States do not produce any money, therefore most athletes would continue to be underpaid. Furthermore, the players would require a strong union to negotiate any revenue-sharing arrangement.
However, some schools have begun to shift their model to include annual payments to their athletes. These payments are commonly referred to as "salaries." While this may seem like an attractive option for students who want to play sports at these schools, it would be unwise for them to assume that they will always receive such payments. As well, many universities have legal obligations to provide a quality education that may conflict with providing pay for athletic performance.
The first school to start paying its athletes was Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 1971, the university's board of trustees approved the creation of a men's basketball salary program. The initial payment of $4,000 was made to the first player selected by the school. Since then, other colleges have followed suit and started paying their athletes.
Currently, about one in five college athletes at major conferences is entitled to a salary. For example, almost all the athletes on a Virginia Tech team would receive a salary because they are not provided tuition discounts or loans that other students receive. However, some scholarship players do not receive any compensation.