The opportunity to represent your country at the Olympic Games is something only a determined few get to do.
At present, athletes from around the world have been competing for medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Taking part in such an event allows athletes to create a legacy that inspires others.
And they still have plenty of time for additional achievements in retirement.
CNBC takes a look at what a handful of Winter Olympic medalists did once their sporting careers were over.