shamateurism

noun
sham·a·teur·ism | \ˈshaməˌtərˌizəm, -ətəˌri-, -əˌt(y)u̇(ə)rˌi-, -əˌchu̇(ə)rˌi-, -əchəˌri-\
plural -s

Definition of shamateurism 

: the practice of treating certain athletes as amateurs so that they will be eligible for amateur competition while subsidizing them with illegal payments or with excessive expense money

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History and Etymology for shamateurism

blend of sham entry 3 and amateurism

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