Olympic Heroes Then and Now

The Olympics seem to fly by in an instant, but they leave an indelible impression. Who could forget Mary Lou Retton’s beaming face after capturing gold in 1984? Or the fragile hush that fell over the world when Greg Louganis hit the diving board in Seoul? And can’t you just see the Dream Team posing for the cameras in all their undefeated glory?

We picture our heroes as they were then, in their shining moments on the international stage. A snapshot in time. Ever wonder what they look like now? We found out.

Click through our album of Olympic icons as you remember them—and as you might never have seen them before.

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