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After the Olympics

The following is reprinted from the book Uncle John’s Unsinkable Bathroom Reader. The Olympics can turn an unknown athlete into an international star overnight. But then what? For most, there are no professional leagues to join. So what do they do? Athlete: Mark Spitz Event: Swimming (1972) Story: Spitz won two gold medals in the 1968 Olympics, but going [...]