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Your Favorite Olympic Athletes Catch Up With theSkimm

August 1, 2021

We chatted with some of your favorite Olympians about their sports, how they spend their downtime, and more. Gold medal worthy answers ahead.

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Olympic Athletes Share Their Mental Health Tips

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Justin Dowell Skimms His Olympic Sport

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PS: Want more Olympics coverage? Tune into NBC to watch the games July 23 through August 8. 

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