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.
3. Travis Jayner, speedskating (2010 Olympic bronze medalist)
4. Katherine Reutter, speedskating (2010 Olympic silver medalist)
5. Elana Meyers, bobsled (2010 Olympic bronze medalist)
7. Emily Hughes, figure skating (2006 Olympian)
10. Julie Chu, ice hockey (three-time Olympic medalist)
15. Dean Gemmell, curling
Gemmell co-authored a book on curling in 2009 with Canadian gold medalist John Morris named Fit to Curl: Sport Specific Training for the World’s Greatest Game.
17. Monica Walker, curling
18. Heath McCormick, curling
All photos taken by BuzzFeed.
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