During the two weeks of the Winter Olympics, female figure skaters are the most famous people in the world.
From the early days of Peggy Fleming, to the Harding-Kerrigan scandal, to America’s sweethearts Michelle Kwan and Tara Lapinski, skaters are the face of the Winter Olympics.
But what happens when the medal ceremonies are over?
NOW: Fleming and her husband owned a winery that closed in 2011. She is still involved with the promotion of U.S. figure skating and was injured in Joe Biden's motorcade crash at the 2010 Olympics.
THEN: 19-year-old Dorothy Hamill won gold for the U.S. in 1976 while sporting her signature hair-do.
NOW: Hamill has written two books about her life skating, and recently was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars. In 2008 Hamill was treated for breast cancer and now she is outspoken about raising awareness.
NOW: Witt posed nude for Playboy in 1998 saying she wanted to lose her 'ice princess' image. In 2013, she starred in a German movie about a figure skater who was stalked.
NOW: Yamaguchi runs the Always Dream Foundation inspiring underprivileged children to reach for their dreams by increasing early childhood literacy. She also won Dancing With The Stars in 2008.
THEN: Nancy Kerrigan won the Bronze in '92. In '94 she took home silver after recovering from an attack allegedly orchestrated by Tonya Harding.
NOW: Kerrigan was a 'special correspondent' for Entertainment Tonight during the 2010 Olympics. She is also a spokesperson for Fight For Sight.
THEN: Despite allegedly trying to injure competitor Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding never won an Olympic medal. She placed 4th in '92 and 8th in '94.
NOW: Tonya Harding had a rough go after the Olympics. In 2000 she was arrested for alleged assault. She also had a short professional boxing career.
THEN: In 1994, Oksana Baiul won the gold medal for Ukraine despite an injury sustained by colliding with another skater in practice.
NOW: Baiul has her own figure skating clothing line. She recently sued NBC for using her name in the promotion of two specials without her agreeing.
THEN: At age 15 in 1998 Tara Lapinski became the youngest individual gold medalist in Winter Olympic history.
NOW: Lapinski is a spokeswoman for many philanthropic organisations including the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Make A Wish Foundation.
NOW: After studying law and diplomacy at Tufts, Kwan works for in the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
THEN: In 2002 Sarah Hughes became the first American woman to win gold without ever winning a World or U.S. title.
NOW: In 2009 Hughes graduated from Yale. She'll be on an online only show on NBC.com for the Sochi Olympics.
THEN: The 5-foot-2 Sasha Cohen won silver in 2006 for the U.S. despite falling on her first jump in her final free skate.
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