Are athletes somehow special? Is it the steroids that such a surprisingly large minority use that make them that way? Being born with special gifts from God to walk and run fast (and have you read the latest on the drug use and sex parties in Olympic Village).
If I have to pay, they can sure as heck pay. So many of them are save the world types, well fine, let them see how it feels to actually grow up, be adult and have to pay for it.