CALGARY - FEBRUARY 20:  Brian Boitaqno of the USA performs his routine during the men's figure skating competition on February 20, 1988 at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Boitano won the gold medal. (Photo by: Bob Martin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14:  Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano skates at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on December 14, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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Speeding through life: Olympians then and now

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CALGARY - FEBRUARY 20:  Brian Boitaqno of the USA performs his routine during the men's figure skating competition on February 20, 1988 at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Boitano won the gold medal. (Photo by: Bob Martin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14:  Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano skates at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on December 14, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Brian Boitano

CALGARY - FEBRUARY 20: Brian Boitaqno of the USA performs his routine during the men's figure skating competition on February 20, 1988 at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Boitano won the gold medal. (Photo by: Bob Martin/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano skates at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on December 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Bob Martin
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Jul 1976:  Bruce Jenner of the USA celebrates during his record setting performance in the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

Bruce Jenner visits "Extra" at The Grove on July 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Bruce Jenner

Jul 1976: Bruce Jenner of the USA celebrates during his record setting performance in the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Bruce Jenner visits "Extra" at The Grove on July 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Tony Duffy
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LOS ANGELES - 1984:  Greg Louganis prepares to dive during the 1992 Summer Olympics XXIII diving competition in Los Angeles, California.

American Olympic diver Greg Louganis poses for a portrait at his home in Malibu, California May 18, 2012. Louganis is plunging into a new role as a mentor to U.S. Olympic divers in a sport dominated by China, and to do the job the four-time gold medalist is relying on tricks he learned from handling show dogs. Louganis is one of the last U.S. divers to triumph at the Olympics, and many call him the best diver ever. Picture taken May 18, 2012.

Greg Louganis

LOS ANGELES - 1984: Greg Louganis prepares to dive during the 1992 Summer Olympics XXIII diving competition in Los Angeles, California. American Olympic diver Greg Louganis poses for a portrait at his home in Malibu, California May 18, 2012. Louganis is plunging into a new role as a mentor to U.S. Olympic divers in a sport dominated by China, and to do the job the four-time gold medalist is relying on tricks he learned from handling show dogs. Louganis is one of the last U.S. divers to triumph at the Olympics, and many call him the best diver ever. Picture taken May 18, 2012.
Focus On Sport
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Mark Spitz

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Carl Lewis

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World sprint champion Marion Jones dashes over the track 27 September, 2000 in heat 1 of the women's 200m Round 1 at the Sydney Olympic Games. Jones took the 2000 Olympic gold medal in the women's 100m on 23 September and hopes to win gold in the 200 metres, the long jump and the 4x100 and 4x400 metres sprint relays. Jones placed first in the heat with 22.75 secs.

TULSA, OK - JUNE 4:  Marion Jones #20 of the Tulsa Shock moves the ball into the paint against Rashanda McCants #8 of the Minnesota Lynx at the Bok Center June 4, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Marion Jones

World sprint champion Marion Jones dashes over the track 27 September, 2000 in heat 1 of the women's 200m Round 1 at the Sydney Olympic Games. Jones took the 2000 Olympic gold medal in the women's 100m on 23 September and hopes to win gold in the 200 metres, the long jump and the 4x100 and 4x400 metres sprint relays. Jones placed first in the heat with 22.75 secs. TULSA, OK - JUNE 4: Marion Jones #20 of the Tulsa Shock moves the ball into the paint against Rashanda McCants #8 of the Minnesota Lynx at the Bok Center June 4, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Jeff Haynes
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Brandi Chastain of the US celebrates after kicking the winning penalty shot to win the 1999 Women's World Cup final against China 10 July 1999 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The US won 5-4 on penalty kicks.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30:  Soccer player and broadcaster Brandi Chastain arrives at the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter March 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brandi Chastain

Brandi Chastain of the US celebrates after kicking the winning penalty shot to win the 1999 Women's World Cup final against China 10 July 1999 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The US won 5-4 on penalty kicks. LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Soccer player and broadcaster Brandi Chastain arrives at the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter March 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Roberto Schmidt
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American figure skater Peggy Fleming practices on an outside rink in February 1968 in Grenoble (French Alps), during the Winter Olympic Games. Fleming won the gold medal.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 24: Olympic skater Peggy Fleming speaks during the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

Peggy Fleming

American figure skater Peggy Fleming practices on an outside rink in February 1968 in Grenoble (French Alps), during the Winter Olympic Games. Fleming won the gold medal. BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 24: Olympic skater Peggy Fleming speaks during the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
Staff / Frederick M. Brown
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21 Jul 1996: Amanda Beard of the USA celebrates on the podium after winning the silver medal in the women''s 100m breast stroke during the 1996 Olympic Games at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Swimmer Amanda Beard tapes an interview at  the "Today Show" at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on April 4, 2012 in New York City.

Amanda Beard

21 Jul 1996: Amanda Beard of the USA celebrates on the podium after winning the silver medal in the women''s 100m breast stroke during the 1996 Olympic Games at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Swimmer Amanda Beard tapes an interview at the "Today Show" at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on April 4, 2012 in New York City.
Simon Bruty
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Gymnast Paul Hamm of the United States celebrates his gold medal during the 2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships March 30, 2008 at the San Jose State Event Center Arena in San Jose, California.

In this Feb. 15, 2008 photo, Paul Hamm, the all-around men's gymnastics champion in the 2004 Olympics, is seen at the Steelwood Athletic Facility at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.    Hamm has been accused of hitting and kicking an Ohio taxi driver, damaging a cab window and refusing to pay a  $23 dollar fare. He's charged with assault and two other misdemeanors. Court records show the 28-year-old Hamm was charged Saturday in suburban Columbus and is free on bond awaiting a Sept. 15 arraignment.

Paul Hamm

Gymnast Paul Hamm of the United States celebrates his gold medal during the 2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships March 30, 2008 at the San Jose State Event Center Arena in San Jose, California. In this Feb. 15, 2008 photo, Paul Hamm, the all-around men's gymnastics champion in the 2004 Olympics, is seen at the Steelwood Athletic Facility at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Hamm has been accused of hitting and kicking an Ohio taxi driver, damaging a cab window and refusing to pay a $23 dollar fare. He's charged with assault and two other misdemeanors. Court records show the 28-year-old Hamm was charged Saturday in suburban Columbus and is free on bond awaiting a Sept. 15 arraignment.
Greg Trott
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Carly Patterson of the United States competes in the floor exercise during the women's gymnastics team final at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004.

Carly Patterson attends the 21st annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 7, 2011 in New York City.

Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson of the United States competes in the floor exercise during the women's gymnastics team final at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. Carly Patterson attends the 21st annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 7, 2011 in New York City.
Amy Sancetta
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The United States 4 x 200-meter relay including Carly Piper, left, Natalie Coughlin, and Dana Vollmer, celebrate after winning the gold medal in a world record time 7:53.42 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004.

DALLAS, TX - MAY 14:  Swimmer, Natalie Coughlin, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 14, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.

Natalie Coughlin

The United States 4 x 200-meter relay including Carly Piper, left, Natalie Coughlin, and Dana Vollmer, celebrate after winning the gold medal in a world record time 7:53.42 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004. DALLAS, TX - MAY 14: Swimmer, Natalie Coughlin, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 14, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
Mark Baker
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Evan Lysacek of the U.S. celebrates at the end of his routine during the men's short programme figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 16, 2010.

Figure Skater Evan Lysacek enters the Fashion Week tents at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park on February 15, 2011 in New York City.

Evan Lysacek

Evan Lysacek of the U.S. celebrates at the end of his routine during the men's short programme figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 16, 2010. Figure Skater Evan Lysacek enters the Fashion Week tents at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park on February 15, 2011 in New York City.
David Gray
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Tara Lipinski of the USA waves to the crowd with her gold medal after the free skate competition at White Ring Arena during the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, Feb. 20, 1998.

Tara Lipinski attends Dream Big! The Jacob's Cure 2012 gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 2, 2012 in New York City.

Tara Lipinski

Tara Lipinski of the USA waves to the crowd with her gold medal after the free skate competition at White Ring Arena during the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, Feb. 20, 1998. Tara Lipinski attends Dream Big! The Jacob's Cure 2012 gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 2, 2012 in New York City.
Shaun Botterill
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NANCY KERRIGAN IN ACTION FOR USA DURING THE WOMENS FREE PROGRAMME AT THE 1992 WINTER OLYMPICS, ALBERTVILLE, FRANCE. 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - DECEMBER 3: Nancy Kerrigan performs during Caesars Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice on December 3, 2011 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Nancy Kerrigan

NANCY KERRIGAN IN ACTION FOR USA DURING THE WOMENS FREE PROGRAMME AT THE 1992 WINTER OLYMPICS, ALBERTVILLE, FRANCE. ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - DECEMBER 3: Nancy Kerrigan performs during Caesars Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice on December 3, 2011 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)
Pascal Rondeau
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Johnny Weir of the US performs in the men's 2010 Winter Olympics figure skating free program at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on February 18, 2010.             AFP PHOTO/Vincenzo PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 07: Johnny Weir-Voronov attends the Johnny Weir-Voronov and Victor Weir-Voronov Official Birthday Party at Marcel Hotel on July 7, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Johnny Weir-Voronov

Johnny Weir of the US performs in the men's 2010 Winter Olympics figure skating free program at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on February 18, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Vincenzo PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - JULY 07: Johnny Weir-Voronov attends the Johnny Weir-Voronov and Victor Weir-Voronov Official Birthday Party at Marcel Hotel on July 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Vincenzo Pinto
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