Things have changed for 16-year-old star gymnast McKayla Maroney since she arrived back home from the Olympic Games.
"It has been a bit frightening," she said. "We have had marriage proposals. My daughter is 16." The Long Beach, Calif.-based family is looking to avoid a stalker situation similar to that of 2008 Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Mrs. Maroney explained.
While McKayla is a little young to get hitched, some slightly older Olympians got engaged at the Games this year. An Italian volleyball player and a British pole vaulter both accepted proposals from their beaus after their events finished.
Click through the slideshow to see Olympians who met their spouses at the Games!
Marc Seliger met his now-wife, Maureen Heagany, 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, 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 divorced in 2000 after six years of marriage. Correction: An earlier version of the story misidentified Davies' nationality. This has since been corrected. We regret the error.
Kristi Yamaguchi, a gold medalist in figure skating, and Bret Hedican, an Olympic hockey player, met at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. They started dating in 1995 and married in 2000.
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 Washington Post: 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.
Although Nadia Comăneci and Bart Conner didn't meet at the actual Olympics, they did meet at a gymnastics competition en route to the 1976 Games. 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.