There are 530 athletes who will represent the U.S. at the Summer Games in London, which begin July 27. But there are far more who tried and failed, who spent years training for Olympic bids that didn’t come. What do they do next?
Tyrieshia Douglas, shown working out at the Upton Boxing Center in Baltimore, devoted the past three years of her life to making the 2012 Olympic team. But the 112-pound flyweight lost a lopsided decision to Marlen Esparza at the Olympic trials in February. Doug Kapustin/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo