After the Olympics: The problems of post-athletics careers.

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The 2012 Olympics is over. For many athletes the event constituted the highlight of their sporting career. For most it was really all about participation, a few of them won a medal, but all of them will sooner or later face a new challenge with what to do after their sports career is over? This question comes up for many athletes relatively early in life. Only in a very few disciplines like long distance running can top performance levels be achieved for athletes above 30 years old.