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.

Terry Bartlett in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas Photo by Julie Aucoin; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Terry Bartlett in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas
Terry Bartlett in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas Photo by Julie Aucoin; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Synchronized swimmers Christina Jones, Miho Kono, Kanako Kitao in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas Photo by Veronique Vial; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Synchronized swimmers Christina Jones, Miho Kono, Kanako Kitao in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio
Synchronized swimmers Christina Jones, Miho Kono, Kanako Kitao in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas Photo by Veronique Vial; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Sergei Kudrevich in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas Photo by Julie Aucoin; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Sergei Kudrevich in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas
Sergei Kudrevich in “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, Las Vegas Photo by Julie Aucoin; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Rares Orzata in The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage, Las Vegas Photo by Eric Jamison; Costumes by Philippe Guillotel; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Rares Orzata in The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage, Las Vegas
Rares Orzata in The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage, Las Vegas Photo by Eric Jamison; Costumes by Philippe Guillotel; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
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.
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.
Ben Wilden in Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island, Las Vegas Photo by Matt Beard; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Ben Wilden in Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island, Las Vegas
Ben Wilden in Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island, Las Vegas Photo by Matt Beard; Costumes by Dominique Lemieux; Cirque du Soleil Inc.

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