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Sports careers

by on August 14, 2012

Staying with the Olympics, a number of high achieving medalists, Ben Ainslie (35), Victoria Pendleton (31) and Michael Phelps (27), have announced their retirement from competitive sport. This serves as a reminder of the very different shape and pattern of sports careers compared to those of us with office-based jobs.

So what happens next? There’s quite a bit of analysis of the options, challenges and opportunities for career change that face those who ‘retire’ in their 20s and 30s, as explored in this piece in the Metro and this video on the BBC website.

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