Another insightful and thought provoking article. Kudos. While reading I had two immediate questions/thoughts.

- Are colleges really the key pipeline for developing Olympic champions as illustrated the medal chart shared or is this a correlation without causation? Meaning the best/committed athletes are choosing the college route not because it is the best pipeline to Olympic medaling but rather the path they are choosing for their life while playing and training.

-The model and challenges for Olympic sports als0 highlights how the US has used the existence of 'free labor' for generating large revenue from Football and Basketball that is often defended by saying it is paying for all these other sports. Is this a justification or a reality or both?

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