How do Olympians pay the rent?

If you follow the world of major sports in the United States, where multimillion dollar contracts are becoming more and more common, it may be surprising to hear about how many U.S. Olympic athletes live from day to day. Most Olympians are not rich by any means; in fact, most of them work jobs that most of us would see as normal, whatever that means. Some people work with Olympians every day. Yet others walk past these people and probably don’t recognize these people who get the spotlight for two weeks every few years.

And if the U.S. is getting pushed out of the spotlight for not hosting the Olympics for awhile, think of all those countries who get much less attention.

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