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Olympic athletes who made it big afterwards

Mary Lou Retton Won: All around gold

Mary Lou Retton
Won:
All around gold medal in women's gymnastics in Los Angeles in 1984. At 16 she became the first American woman ever to win an individual Olympic Gold Medal in gymnastics.
Photo Credit: AP, 1984

See which famous Olympic athletes made a name for themselves outside of athletics.

Apolo Ohno Won: Eight medals, including two gold,
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Apolo Ohno
Won:
Eight medals, including two gold, for the Winter Olympics.

Apolo Ohno competed on
Photo Credit: Getty Images, 2003

Apolo Ohno competed on "Dancing With The Stars" in 2007.

Katarina Witt Won: One Olympic gold medal in
Photo Credit: USA Network

Katarina Witt
Won:
One Olympic gold medal in 1984 and another in 1988 for figure skating.

Katarina Witt made the list of People magazine's
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Katarina Witt made the list of People magazine's 50 Most People Beautiful in 1990 and she posed nude for Playboy in 1998. She is now a judge on the UK TV show "Dancing On Ice."

George Foreman Won: 1968 Olympic gold medal in
Photo Credit: AP, 1968

George Foreman
Won: 1968 Olympic gold medal in the heavyweight boxing.

George Foreman is now the spokesperson for the
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George Foreman is now the spokesperson for the very popular George Foreman Grill.

Oksana Baiul Won: 1993 world champion and 1994
Photo Credit: AP, 1994

Oksana Baiul
Won:
1993 world champion and 1994 Olympic champion in ladies' singles for figure skating.

Oksana Baiul has appeared in the TV series
Photo Credit: AP, 2005

Oksana Baiul has appeared in the TV series "Strong Medicine," played Dorothy in the "The Wizard of Oz on Ice," and played Clara in the "Nutcracker on Ice."

Greg Louganis Won: The gold medal in platform
Photo Credit: AP, 1984

Greg Louganis
Won:
The gold medal in platform diving at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984.

Greg Louganis wrote an autobiography
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Greg Louganis wrote an autobiography "Breaking the Surface," where he discusses his battle with HIV. A longtime a gay rights activist, he's also starred in "Touch Me" and "Watercolors." Since 2010, Louganis has been coaching divers in the SoCal Divers Club in California.

Johnny Weir Won: World's bronze medalist in 2008
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Johnny Weir
Won:
World's bronze medalist in 2008 for figure skating.

A documentary of Johnny Weir's career and life
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A documentary of Johnny Weir's career and life called "Pop Star on Ice" premiered in 2009. He was a judge on "Skating with the Stars" and also appeared on Kathy Griffin's "My Life on the D-List" and on MTV's "When I Was 17."

Sonja Henie Won: She has won more Olympic
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Sonja Henie
Won:
She has won more Olympic medals than any other female figure skater.

Sonja Henie became a Hollywood star, appearing in
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Sonja Henie became a Hollywood star, appearing in several movies including "It's a Pleasure" and "Everything Happens at Night."

Scott Hamilton Won: Gold medal in the 1984
Photo Credit: AP, 1984

Scott Hamilton
Won:
Gold medal in the 1984 Olympics for figure skating.

Scott Hamilton has appeared in movies including
Photo Credit: AP, 2007

Scott Hamilton has appeared in movies including "On Edge" and "Blades of Glory."

Dorothy Hamill Won: 1976 World Champion figure
Photo Credit: AP, 2000

Dorothy Hamill
Won:
1976 World Champion figure skater.

Dorothy Hamill has starred in
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Dorothy Hamill has starred in "Romeo and Juliet on Ice" and the movie "Blades of Glory."

Carl Lewis Won: 10 Olympic medals in track.
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Carl Lewis
Won:
10 Olympic medals in track.

Carl Lewis has been in several movies, including
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Carl Lewis has been in several movies, including "Alien Hunter" and "Tournament of Dreams." Lewis also attempted to run as a Democrat for the New Jersey Senate in 2011, but didn't meet the state's requirements for candidacy.

Mark Spitz Won: Seven gold medals at the
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Mark Spitz
Won:
Seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

Mark Spitz tried his luck with acting and
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Mark Spitz tried his luck with acting and starred in "Challenge of a Lifetime" and "Emergency!"

Mary Lou Retton Won: All around gold
Photo Credit: AP, 1984

Mary Lou Retton
Won:
All around gold medal in women's gymnastics in Los Angeles in 1984. At 16 she became the first American woman ever to win an individual Olympic Gold Medal in gymnastics.

Mary Lou Retton has appeared in several commercials,
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Mary Lou Retton has appeared in several commercials, including one for Dairy Queen in 2011. She also lent her voice for an episode of Disney's "Special Agent Oso" in 2011.

Bruce Jenner Won: The gold medal for decathlon
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Bruce Jenner
Won:
The gold medal for decathlon in the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics.

Bruce Jenner starred in the film
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Bruce Jenner starred in the film "Can't Stop the Music" in 1980 and the TV series "CHiPs" from 1981 to 1982. He's now best known as the concerned father on E!'s reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

Cathy Rigby Won: Silver medal for the balance
Photo Credit: AP

Cathy Rigby
Won:
Silver medal for the balance beam at the 1970 World Championships.

Cathy Rigby has appeared in TV commercials and
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Cathy Rigby has appeared in TV commercials and was a commentator for ABC Sports. She has also played Peter Pan on Broadway since 1990.

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