Every two years, the Olympic Games have athletes bringing gold, silver and bronze back to their home countries.
But a few lucky Olympians have left the Games with more than just their medals. Click through the slideshow below to see athletes who met under the five rings and later tied the knot.
Marc Seliger And Maureen Heagany
<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765554443/Olympic-dreams-led-to-marriage-for-athlete-Marc-Seliger-volunteer-Maureen-Heagany.html?pg=all" target="_hplink">Marc Seliger met his now-wife, Maureen Heagany</a>, at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Heagany was working as a volunteer in a coffee stand when she caught Seliger's eye. They started speaking when Seliger mentioned that he liked the music playing in the coffee stand, and Heagany offered to burn a CD for him. When she gave him the disc, she wrote her email address on it. Soon they exchanged phone numbers and, eventually, vows. They married in July 2003 and now live in South Jordan, Utah.
Sharron Davies And Derek Redmond
Sharron Davies, an English swimmer, and Derek Redmond, a British sprinter, met in the Barcelona Olympic Village in 1992, and married two years later. They had two children together, however, they <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/6209753/Olympic-swimmer-Sharron-Davies-separates-from-her-third-husband.html" target="_hplink">divorced in 2000 after six years of marriage.</a> <em>Correction: An earlier version of the story misidentified Davies' nationality. This has since been corrected. We regret the error.</em>
Kristi Yamaguchi And Bret Hedican
Kristi Yamaguchi, a gold medalist in figure skating, and Bret Hedican, an Olympic hockey player, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20196309,00.html" target="_hplink">met at the 1992 Winter Olympics</a> in Albertville, France. They started dating in 1995 and married in 2000.
Olga Fikotová-Connolly And Harold Connolly
The hammer throw gold medalist in the 1956 Olympics, Harold Connolly, married Olga Fikotová, a discus thrower from the country formerly known as Czechoslovakia, in 1957. Their romance became the subject of international scrutiny, according to the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/21/AR2010082102538.html" target="_hplink"><em>Washington Post:</em></a> Olga was denounced by her Communist home country for marrying an American, and the couple's requests to marry were denied several times before they were successful. They divorced in 1974.
Nadia Comăneci And Bart Conner
Although Nadia Comăneci and Bart Conner didn't meet at the actual Olympics, they did <a href="http://www.bookrags.com/biography/nadia-comaneci/" target="_hplink">meet at a gymnastics competition en route to the 1976 Games.</a> A photographer at the event saw the two gymnasts standing on the medals stand and thought it would make a cute photo if they kissed. They fell in love, and Comăneci came to the U.S. permanently in 1989 to live with Conner in Oklahoma. Conner proposed in 1994 while the couple was traveling in Amsterdam, and they married in 1996 in Romania.