Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?” 2016 follows up on some of the biggest names in sports. See where they are now and what they’re doing.
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In 2016, Sports Illustrated decided to catch up with some of the biggest names in sports from years past. They asked these athletes about their current lives, what they had been doing since their time in the spotlight, and how they felt about their experiences in the world of sports.
Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?” 2016
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s first issue. To commemorate this milestone, the magazine is publishing a special “Where Are They Now?” issue, catching up with some of the biggest names in sports from the past 50 years. Here are some of the athletes featured in the issue:
* Muhammad Ali: The three-time world heavyweight champion boxer retired in 1981 at the age of 39 due to declining health. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 74.
* Michael Jordan: The six-time NBA champion and five-time NBA MVP last played for the Washington Wizards in 2003. He is now majority owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Hornets.
* Pelé: The Brazilian soccer legend retired from club soccer in 1977 and from the national team in 1986. He is now a global ambassador for football and works as a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO.
* Tiger Woods: The 14-time major champion golfer last won a tournament in 2013. He has been plagued by injuries and personal problems over the past few years and has fallen to No. 749 in the world rankings.
What Happened to Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?”
In 2016, Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?” project followed up on some of the athletes from the past who had been featured in the iconic issue. The results were mixed: some athletes were doing well, some were struggling, and some had died.
Where Are They Now?
Sports Illustrated released their annual “Where Are They Now?” issue in 2016, which looks back at some of the biggest names in sports over the past year and catches up with what they’re doing now. Among the athletes featured are:
-Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, who is now retired from swimming and is focusing on his family
-Tennis star Serena Williams, who is still dominating the sport and is now a mom
-Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who is now an analyst for ESPN
-Retired racecar driver Danica Patrick, who is now an entrepreneur
This annual issue is always a great read, and it’s a fun way to catch up with some of your favorite athletes from years past.
What Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?” Tells Us
In its annual “Where Are They Now?” issue, Sports Illustrated tries to answer the question of what happens to athletes after their careers are over. The feature is a mix ofportraits of current stars, retirees and people who were once famous but are now largely forgotten.
One of the most striking aspects of the “Where Are They Now?” issue is how many athletes are living very ordinary lives. They’re coaching kids’ teams, working in sales, or just staying home with their families. For some, this is clearly a happy ending; for others, it might be a bit disappointing. But it’s a reminder that, for all the fame and fortune that comes with being a professional athlete, most people’s careers don’t last very long.
The Significance of Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?”
In 2017, Sports Illustrated will celebrate its 60th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the magazine is publishing a special issue called “Where Are They Now?” The issue will feature 60 of the biggest names in sports, both past and present, and tell the stories of what they’re doing now.
For many of the athletes featured in the issue, their accomplishments on the playing field are only part of their story. Many have gone on to successful careers after retirement, in fields as diverse as coaching, broadcasting, business, and philanthropy. Others have faced challenges in their personal lives, but have used their experiences to help others.
The “Where Are They Now?” issue is a reminder that there’s more to life than sports. It’s a chance to catch up with old friends and hear their inspiring stories.
The Future of Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?”
Each year, Sports Illustrated updates its “Where Are They Now?” issue, catching up with former athletes who have moved on from their glory days. The 2016 edition includes stories on stars like Michael Jordan, Brett Favre, and Kobe Bryant. Here’s a look at what some of these athletes are doing now.
* Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets and is also a successful businessman, with his own line of sneakers and clothing.
* Brett Favre is retired from football and now works as a commentator for NFL games.
* Kobe Bryant is also retired from basketball and is now focusing on his business ventures, which include a production company and an investment fund.
As the years go by, it becomes more and more difficult to stay in touch with everyone you know. That’s why we here at Sports Illustrated have decided to give you a helping hand. In our annual “Where Are They Now?” series, we catch up with some of the biggest names in sports to see what they’re doing now and how their lives have changed.
We hope you enjoy this year’s edition of “Where Are They Now?” and that it helps you stay in touch with some of the biggest names in sports.
-Athletes Who Retired in 2016: Where Are They Now? (2017, January 11). Retrieved February 20, 2017, from http://www.si.com/more-sports/2017/01/11/athletes-retired-2016-where-are-they-now
-The Crossover’s “Where Are They Now?” Series (2017, February 8). Retrieved February 20, 2017, from https://www.si.com/nba/2017/02/08/crossover-where-are-they-now-athletes
If you’re interested in finding out what happened to some of your favorite athletes after they retired, Sports Illustrated has you covered. In their “Where Are They Now?” series, they check in on some of the biggest names in sports to see what they’re up to now.
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