Competition Doesn't Come Cheap For US Olympians
For many Olympians, the road to Rio is filled with more than just physical challenges. Finding the money to cover costs can be extremely difficult.By Lindsay Gloor | July 19, 2016
"People think athletes make a lot of money and that Olympic athletes make a lot of money, but that's absolutely not true," said Lindsey Van, a retired Olympian.
It might seem like Olympians' biggest challenge is qualifying for the games, but going for the gold could cost some serious silver.
"I know world champions who have to work a $10-an-hour part-time job, they have to have three roommates and they still have to borrow money from their dad to buy toiletries," said former professional skier Bill Kerig.