Olympic athletes almost seem to live on a different planet than the rest of us, but what do they do outside of this competitive world and when they retire? Do they go out and get “real” jobs or do they continue practicing what they’re best at? Is it possible to have a normal life after spending so much time in the spotlight? These Olympic athletes were at the top of their game (and some of them still are), but on some level they’re also just normal people like the rest of us!
Summer Sanders first caught the world’s attention in 1988, when she just barely missed out on qualifying for a spot in the Olympics at the tender young age of 15. In 1992, she qualified for the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and went on to win 4 medals there: 2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. Sanders began a career in television while she was still competing, working as a sports analyst, a host, and a reporter. Most recently, she was the host of the HLN game show Keywords! She lives in Utah with her husband Eric Schlopy and their two children.