Cash for gold has a rich history in Australia.
The golden girls, the girls who were once the toast of Australia’s sporting community, have a rich pedigree in the country.
The name cash for, originally coined in Melbourne in the 1970s, has become synonymous with the sport of basketball.
Now, with more than a decade of dominance in the game, the name has been used to denote the gold medals and other prizes earned by some of the most talented players in the world.
With the rise of the NBA and the rise in popularity of other forms of competition, cash for is now used to buy a lot of the prizes.
The rise in the popularity of basketball is due to the popularity and visibility of players like Klay Thompson, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chris Paul, who have been able to cash in on the fame and recognition they have received.
“They’ve had their name attached to them for so long, and so they’ve really had to put their name on it,” former Australia’s gold medalist Jamie Cudmore said.
“When you’re in that position of being the world’s best basketball player, and then you get your name associated with something like that, it’s really difficult to step back.”
While there are many who are in favour of cash for in the sport, some argue it is not the right name.
“I personally do not think it is the right one for me personally,” former gold medal winner Jodie Taylor said.
The Australian Olympic Committee has acknowledged that there are legitimate reasons for players to cash their name in.
“We recognise that there have been a number of examples of players using the names of their family members, and for that reason we would not encourage any athletes to use their names,” said a spokesperson for the committee.
Cash for Gold is not without its critics. “
As such, we encourage players to not use their family names in relation to any commercial business ventures, and to ensure their family name does not appear in relation or associated with any commercial activities.”
Cash for Gold is not without its critics.
There is no evidence that the name cash has contributed to a drop in interest in basketball.
In fact, a number in the basketball community are worried about the long-term impact of the name on the sport.
“It is very much in keeping with the gold standard and the Australian way of doing things, and that has definitely been the case over the last 30 years,” former Australian women’s team player and commentator Jenny Simpson said.
A lot of athletes are using the name “cash for” to sell their names, but are there any benefits to this practice?
The reality is that there is no such thing as a cash for.
“Cash for gold is a word that is used for a variety of things in our society.
It’s associated with the rich, the famous, the glamorous, and of course the very successful, and people in our sport really know that it’s a great name,” former women’s basketball player and current Australian women champion Kristine Lonsdale said.
“[The] name cash is used to market your name, but we’re not going to put our name on anything we don’t believe in, that’s just the way it is.”
There is some evidence to suggest that players using cash for are not doing so out of malice.
The first name cash was popularised in Australia by a local player called James Hutton, who used the name to cash his way into the Australian Football League.
He is still widely known in the state of Victoria as the first player to cash out his gold medal.
“The first name in Australia was cash for,” Hutton told ABC Radio in 2014.
“There was a lot more money that was made off that.
I think a lot people just used the word because it was a nice name.”
Cash for was also used in football to help fund the development of players.
“In football it is a lot less about the money and a lot much more about the players,” he said.
In the US, the word gold was coined by a golfer, Arnold Palmer.
He used the term to help raise funds for his golf team, the Palmer-Lago Club, which later became the United States Golf Association.
It is the first name used by athletes that has become a brand in Australia, according to former Australian Women’s gold medallist Michelle Bilye.
“People use the name in football, but that’s the only sport in which it has been part of the history of our country,” Bilyes said.
While some may not agree with the way cash for has been brought to Australia, it is still a well-established name in the Australian sporting community.
It can also be a great way to sell yourself.
“A lot of people, if they think about it, will say that it sounds too good to be true