What Winter Olympians And Aspiring Olympians Do For A Living When They're Not Competing
With the Sochi games a mere 100 days away, it's time to jump-start your crippling case of SOCHI FEVER by getting to know some of the regular folks who are (or are aspiring to be) Olympians.
Training for the opportunity to compete in the Winter Olympics is basically a full-time job, and it's also a job that doesn't come with a very big paycheck. Most Olympians can't resolve this problem with million-dollar sponsorships, so they have to work normal jobs at the same time. Today, Olympians of the past, present and (hopefully) future gathered at the Road to Sochi 100 Day Countdown event put on by the United States Olympic Committee in Times Square, and we asked 17 of them what they did when they weren't busy being Olympian.
Travis Jayner, speedskating (2010 Olympic bronze medalist)
Katherine Reutter, speedskating (2010 Olympic silver medalist)
Elana Meyers, bobsled (2010 Olympic bronze medalist)
Jazmine Fenlator, bobsled (two-time World Cup medalist)
Emily Hughes, figure skating (2006 Olympian)
Sarah Hughes, figure skating (2002 Gold Medalist)
Denis Petukhov & Melissa Gregory, figure skating
Julie Chu, ice hockey (three-time Olympic medalist)
Cameron Myler, luge (four-time Olympian)
Torin Yater-Wallace, freestyle skiing (five-time Winter X Games medalist)
Nick Goepper, freestyle skiing (two-time Winter X Games medalist)
Alex Schlopy, freestyle skiing (2011 Winter X Games gold medalist)
Dean Gemmell, curling
Martin Sather, curling
Monica Walker, curling
Heath McCormick, curling
Bill Stopera, curling
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