Winter Olympics 2014

Olympics Ice Skating Stars: Where Are They Now?

These ice queens captured the world's attention – but where have they skated off to?

SARAH HUGHES, 28

Olympic moment: As a member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic team, she vaulted from fourth in the short program to winning gold thanks to a joyous free skate
Today: Hughes is a New York City business entrepreneur, and her pet project is converting a vacant Bronx armory into the world's largest indoor ice facility, complete with academic tutors and skating instruction, to open in 2017. She also works with the nonprofit Figure Skating in Harlem. "The work I do isn't to make kids Olympic champions," Hughes tells PEOPLE. "My goal is to create a supportive environment where they can achieve their goals."



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