“The Olympics are considered amateur. We do not get paid for training or participating. The Olympic Games makes billions of dollars, and the athletes literally get paid nothing. I don’t think a lot of people understand that, because they don’t know Olympians.
“They think we have this celebrity status but it’s not true. Only 1%, and maybe not even that, generate a decent income. The rest of us don’t.”
A 2016 Olympian in hammer throw, Berry lost some of her sponsorships last year, after raising her fist in protest on the podium of the Pan American games.
She received a 12-month probation from the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the act, which she says was meant to highlight social injustice in America.
The IOC’s decision to postpone the Olympics by a year, means the rest of her sponsorship dollars…