Some Olympic boxing medalists fade into obscurity...some Olympic boxing medalists become worldwide sporting heroes! Here are a few of the latter.
Rowers can spend years in training in the hopes of reaching the top of their sport...and winning an Olympic medal. Here are some of the rowers that went above and beyond that target!
When a basketball player has an NBA Championship Ring, a few MVP awards, maybe even a retired shirt - what else could they want? An Olympic medal - a gold one, preferably!
It may seem to some that golf's participants are simply chasing bigger and bigger checks. However, there is no money to be won at the Olympics - prestige, glory and a shiny medal are much more important!