What 36 Olympic Athletes Do For A Living

Race Imboden U.S. Olympic fencing

Photo: AP Images

Although training for the Olympics can be a full-time job, many athletes need another job to pay the rent.Remember, the¬†International Olympic Committee doesn’t pay them squat.

Some of them have predictable jobs, coaching the next generation of athletes, but others are harder to guess. Like US fencing star Race Imboden, who moonlights as a DJ.

Triathlon Gwen Jorgensen works as an accountant at Ernst & Young

Hong Kong's Chi Yip Cheung is a full-time fireman when he's not competing in the judo matches

Norwegian marathon runner Urige Buta is also a janitor

Source: Reuters

South African archer Karen Anne Hultzer is a landscaper by profession

Great Britain's Natasha Perdue is a trash collector by day and a weight lifter at the Olympics

Source: BBC

American sailor Debbie Capozzi works at her family's Italian ice shop called Tina's Italian Ices in Patchogue, N.Y.

Source: USA Today

Diver Troy Dumais is a life advisor at the University of Texas

Source: SI.com

American fencer Race Imboden is a DJ and was an intern for a record label called Fool's Gold

Source: Yahoo

Shooter Emil Milev is a physical education teacher at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa, FL.

Source: Huffington Post

Norwegian rower Olaf Tufte is a fireman and a farmer

Source: Reuters

Jumper Jamie Nieto is an actor when he's not competing

Source: NBC

Swimmer Daniel Arnamnart is a writer

Russian Javelin thrower Maria Abakumova is in the Armed Forces

Wrestler Jared Frayer is a teacher and coach

Australian shooter Dina Aspandiyarova works as a travel agent

Source: Olympics 2012

Australian boxer Ibrahim Balla is a plumber by trade

Source: Olympics 2012

Australian shooter Clive Barton makes his living farming

Source: Olympics 2012

Australian Gemma Beadsworth competes in water polo, and is also a research analyst

And her brother Jamie Beadsworth, who also competes in water polo, is a lawyer

Argentina rower Maria Laura Abalo will go back to journalism when the games end

Source: Olympics 2012

Australian kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones is a nurse when she's not on the waters

Source: Reuters

Discus thrower Lance Brooks is a construction worker in Indiana

Source: Olympics 2012

Wrestler Chas Betts is a motions designer and specialises in animation graphics

Source: Chasbetts.net

Hockey player Nathan Burgers is a teacher in Australia

Source: Olympics 2012

Argentinian wrestler Patricia Alejandra Bermudez works as a police officer

Source: Olympics 2012

Italian hurdler Emanuele Abate is also a police officer

Source: Olympics 2012

Dotsie Bausch, the American cyclist, is a motivational speaker when she's not competing

Source: Olympics 2012

Argentinian kayaker Miguel Antonio Correa is a chef during the day

Source: Olympics 2012

Australian rower Samuel Beltz works as a physiotherapist

Source: Olympics 2012

Haitian jumper Samyr Lain works as a lawyer during the day

Source: Reuters

Dennis Bowsher competes in the modern pentathlon and is a specialist in the U.S. Army

Source: DVIDS

Hurdler Kerron Clement is an American actor and model

Natalie Dell is a health researcher for veterans and a rower for Team USA

Source: USAToday

Boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. is a server and a student at Fresno State University

Source: Olympics 2012

American rower Zsuzsanna Francia is a fitness model and writer

Source: World rowing

Rower Elliot Hovey is an elementary substitute teacher in California

Source: USRowing.org

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