Re: why wont good amateurs turn pro?
If they don't it is because they value their families current lives more than their own escape possibilities. Some of the F'rs that just leave, leave their families in very bad circumstances. You are much better off being a family member of an upstanding medalist than a defector. Even the ones who try to defect and then get caught, wind up being punished. Some are never allowed to compete again. They probably lose all or a lot of their perks. That has to be a tough choice to make, better life for yourself and a worse life for your familiy, or just stay and do what you can to keep your fam in the best circumstances possible.