Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:10:05 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
The everyday jobs of Olympic athletes

When they're not competing in front of millions of Olympics fans, these athletes still have to make ends meet.



When they're not competing in front of millions of Olympics fans, these athletes still have to make ends meet. (© Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)
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  • When they're not competing in front of millions of Olympics fans, these athletes still have to make ends meet. (© Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)
  • Scott Frandsen (right) and rowing partner Dave Calder celebrate their silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (© Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)
  • Kerron Clement crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Men's 400m hurdles final during the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin. (© David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
  • Australia's Ibrahim Balla (in red) fights Bulgaria's Detelin Dalakliev (in blue) during their men's bantam 56-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (© Ivan Sekretarev/AP Photo)
  • Italian Emanuele Abate, left, and Belarus' Maksim Lynsha clear hurdles in their 60 m hurdles heat during the 2012 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (© Martin Meissner/AP Photo)
  • Canadian kayaker Mark de Jonge practices at Dorney Lake in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic. (© Jason Ransom/ HO, COC/The Canadian Press)
  • Australian Olympic kayak competitor Brigden-Jones leaves the water after a training session at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia. (© Daniel Munoz/Reuters)
  • Race Imboden of the United States celebrates after winning a men's individual foil round 8 qualifying match against Germany's Peter Joppich at the 2011 World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy. (© Carmelo Imbesi/AP Photo)
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For the past few weeks, hallways have gone un-mopped, tax returns unprepared, toilets unclogged. Why? Because the men and women who normally do these jobs have been busy. They've been in London, competing for a shot at Olympic gold.

Yes, not every Olympian is a Madison Ave. dream like Ryan Lochte or LeBron James, so it's no surprise athletes have to supplement their income in between the Games. What are the everyday jobs of today's Olympians? Click through to find out.

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