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Former British gymnast Paul Bowler performs the aerial cube act in a Cirque du Soleil show

Former British gymnast Paul Bowler performs the aerial cube act in a Cirque du Soleil show Photo: Matt Beard, Costumes: Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.

Ex-Olympians join Cirque du Soleil

A growing number of former Olympians are going to work for Cirque Du Soleil once they're no longer able to compete at a world-class level. Photos courtesy of Cirque du Soleil.