Unlike many athletes in more traditional sports like football or basketball, most Olympians’ time in the spotlight comes and goes rather quickly.The entire country, and at times the world, becomes captivated when these previously unknown individuals completely take over the month-long event every four years.
But post-Olympic reign, their stars seem to fade as quickly as they came to shine no matter what they choose to do.
Now he has cameras awkwardly zoom in on his 'Why am I here?' facial expressions on 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians.'
American sprinter Michael Johnson was one of the most dominant runners of the 90s, taking four gold medals between the 1992 and 2000 Olympic games
Kerri Strug sticking her landing off the vault despite a bad ankle injury at the 1996 Atlanta games secured gymnastics gold for the U.S.
Before Michael Phelps there was Mark Spitz, who swam his way to a then record seven gold medals in 1972
Jackie Joyner-Kersee won three Olympic gold medals for the heptathlon and long jump at the 1988 and 1992 games
Marion Jones' five-medal track and field performance at the Sydney games in 2000 was stripped away when she admitted to having used steroids
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