According to Evan Morgenstein, the PMG Sports agent who represents gold-medalist swimmers Tyler Clary and Cullen Jones, the Olympics makes athletes “indentured servants.” Read E Online
In fact, he tells me, we’re talking “less than $3,100 a month for the best swimmers in the world,” before or even after the Games are over.
“They’re poor unless they hit gold,” Morgenstein explains. “But even if they do, it’s no guarantee of riches and fame, what with 30-plus gold medalists in the U.S. alone. You need a story, looks and an opportunity to break through.”