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10 Olympians with medals in philanthropy

Dec. 30, 2013, 12:12 p.m.
Allyson Felix, Hannah Teter, Ryan Lochte

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Everybody wins

Are you revved up for this year’s Winter Games in Sochi, Russia? Olympic athletes, who train for years for that crucial moment of competition, are nothing short of heroic. What makes some of them even more heroic is that despite their packed and regimented schedules, they find time to use their success to make a positive difference in the world. And for some, even long after the competition is over, they still use their skills and passion to make the world a better place. Here are a few Olympic athletes (past and present) who are true stars in and out of the competitive arena. (Text: Chanie Kirshner)