This just seems extraordinarily stupid. I hope that the media doesn’t glorify her reckless financial decisions.
A U.S. bobsleigh athlete has revealed she is already on skid row before she bids for glory in the Big Freeze Winter Olympics set to take place on Friday.
Katie Uhlaender, the Colorado-born double World Cup winner told DailyMail.com she is deeply in debt, has no job and nowhere to live.
And a gold medal victory here will not ease her financial woes without Uncle Sam getting his share of her award.
The 33-year-old daughter of MLB star and former Cleveland Indians coach Ted Uhlaender, has been told the US public purse will gobble up a large chunk of the $37,500 the American Olympic Committee is set to pay out if she strikes gold.
Many athletes are solely keen to achieve Olympic gold and reap the lifelong adulation and glory which inevitably follows individual triumph on the world’s biggest sporting stage.