How Does an Olympian Adjust to Retirement?

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Team USA has arrived home, and some Olympians are coming home to a different life, one without rigorous daily training and intense competition. You could could almost call it normal.

With the exception of sponsorship stars like Michael Phelps or Jessica Ennis, many newly-retired athletes can expect a much more obscure existence once the magic of the five games fades.

Gymnast Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the “Magnificent Seven” from Atlanta 1996. Since her retirement before the 2000 games in Sydney, Moceanu has coached, studied, got married, and had two children.