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12 Olympic Athletes Who Became Pop Culture Phenomenons

They went from the podium to primetime. (Or Broadway!) They're not always competing, but we still get answers to very important questions like What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, Sundays 10|9c on E!

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2. Bruce Jenner

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In the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal for the decathlon. Today, he continues to Keep Up With The Kardashians. (Decathlons seem easier.)

5. Lindsey Vonn

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Vonn re-entered spotlight for announcing that she and Tiger Woods were dating, but this Olympian is most known for her numerous achievements in alpine skiing (and occasional Got Milk? ad).

6. Shawn Johnson

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She has an Olympic gold medal, three silver medals, and a DWTS trophy. Or perhaps you only know Shawn from her two appearances on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which is a completely acceptable place to recognize anyone.

7. George Foreman

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He’s a two-time World Heavyweight World Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and if someone could be a champion at selling kitchen grills, George Foreman would be the uncontested, super-duper winner.

10. Michael Phelps

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With a total of 22 medals, he's the most decorated Olympian of all time. You might also recognize him from commercials for Subway sandwiches. Or from SNL where he also talked about Subway.