THEY HAVE THEIR OWN TRAFFIC LANE.
Host cities have to handle a huge influx of traffic. Therefore, Olympic athletes and staff normally have access to an express shortcut to and from the venues. They are special dedicated traffic lanes, which made it much easier for athletes to get around.
THEY CAN SKIP THE OPENING CEREMONIES.
The pageantry that organized in the opening ceremonies for the Summer and Winter Games is an Olympic tradition, with athletes are expected to join but they have the option to not as many fear that standing on their feet for up eight hours might negatively impact their performance if their competition is one of the first scheduled. Although many golden medal winners have proved otherwise such as Malloy, who join the 2012 ceremonies. She shared. “The event wasn’t detrimental, so I’ll certainly join again.”
THEY CAN GET DENTAL WORK DONE FOR FREE.
Since so many athletes work part-time in order to be able to join training, medical and dental benefits can be hard for them come by, while their training can harm their teeth. At the 2014 Games, there was a dental office in Olympic Village where the oral care was totally free allowing all coming and getting check-up by the dentist. An athlete shared “The U.S. Olympic Committee doesn’t provide dental for athletes while we compete in a sport that we must wear a mouth guard, that’s pretty insane.”
THEY GET OBSESSIVE ABOUT BEING CLEAN.
After devoting their lives to sports, Olympic athletes have just a small opportunity to improve their position and to perform at the highest level—and getting ill can be devastating. As a result, some coaches require that athletes not to share water bottles to prevent cross-contamination which made them become pretty obsessive about personal hygiene such as washing their hands a lot more or carry hand sanitizer. Being fear of getting sick and wasting four years of training.