Wacky Olympic Athlete Endorsement Deals: From Botox to Root Vegetables

Photo by: Speedo
It's no surprise Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has an endorsement deal with Speedo, the original inventors of mankinis. Lochte's been using his immense popularity to hawk bigger ... more 
Photo by: Speedo
It's no surprise Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has an endorsement deal with Speedo, the original inventors of mankinis. Lochte's been using his immense popularity to hawk bigger association leaps, like cars and razors. But back to his Speedo deal: where's the suit? What's with the bedazzled green sneakers? And is his name on the sole? less 
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Thu, Aug 2, 2012 6:00 PM EDT
Winning isn't everything. For the world's top Olympic athletes, the real challenge comes after the games when advertisers start their round of judging. Sometimes the offer is so good, they just can't say no. Other times, wished they would have.


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