After London, It’s Back to Work: 10 Olympians Returning to Their Day Jobs

Not every athlete spends four years solidly training for the Olympics. Here’s our pick of the competitors who are keeping the amateur spirit alive in sport by going back to their day jobs.

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embassy73
embassy73

Good list, but I would suggest you add pretty much all athletes from most African nations and other continents not called Europe or North America who happen to have regular day jobs. You could put them all at # 11. I do not thing you spread your net far enough when researching for your articles.

neorebel
neorebel

@twitter-307419834:disqus I bet you would want American Football added to the Olympics too? What's the F*ing point? That's basically giving the U.S. a free medal. I would rather they re-add Lacrosse to the Olympics. More countries are into Lacrosse than Baseball.

corn29
corn29

> Karen Hultzer, Archery, South Africa>> The more we come out and talk about it, > the more people should realize that > being gay is a non-issue and we can> progress.

Um, Karen.  Wake up and smell the 21stCentury.  It *IS* a non-issue.  Get the chip off of your shoulder -- nobodygives a flying leap that you're gay!

Marc Naimark
Marc Naimark

Please tell the dozens of lesbians attacked, raped or killed each year in South Africa that no one cares that they're gay. 

Phil Smith
Phil Smith

How about the NBA players that have to go back to their millions a year jobs? I feel sorry for them.

Jamie Breslow
Jamie Breslow

That's like comparing a supporting actor in Broadway show to George Clooney.

BinaryTooth
BinaryTooth

Obama needs to make sure they pay their fair share and then make sure I get it.

Obama 2012

Cheryl C. Marrero
Cheryl C. Marrero

ill the IOC allow bowlers to consume beer and nachos during competition?..HoursEnjoyMoneys.blogspot.com

CryMeARiver85
CryMeARiver85

Chuck... baseball is boring.  Nobody cares.  It involves too many people for the medals.  Considering a baseball team with a bunch of "Olympic Athletes" would be stupid.  Get over it! 

CryMeARiver85
CryMeARiver85

Baseball is boring.  Nobody cares about it Chuck.  Get over it.

Chuck Chrristian
Chuck Chrristian

Cannot believe they took Baseball out, left in badmitton and ping pong. Now adding golf in 2016 but leaves bowling out. Who makes these dicisions? Look who attends badmitton and ping pong. Those tickets are give away tickets. No one goes to those events.

corn29
corn29

How is bowling a sport?  Will the IOC allow bowlers to consume beer and nachos during competition?  May as well allow darts too with that logic.


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