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Four Corners: After The Game
After The Game
ABC  |  May 1, 2017

On Four Corners, Australian sporting champions reveal their struggles to restart their lives after their elite sporting careers have ended. Their accounts are raw, deeply personal and in some cases, shocking.

One elite swimmer tells of how she went from being ranked No.1 in the world to the dole. A world class superstar reveals their fight to overcome a dependence on prescription drugs used to numb the pain caused by injury. One former cricket star explains how he went from living the dream life to his current job as a road surfacer. All describe the mental anguish they've been through as they grappled with finding a place in the real world.

Former Wallaby Dan Vickerman took his own life in February, devastating those around him. In moving interviews his former teammates reflect on the challenges of life after sport and the painful soul searching they've been through in the months since his death. These elite athletes are urging sporting bodies to do more to prepare sports men and women for life after their careers have ended.

On Four Corners, Australian sporting champions reveal their struggles to restart their lives after their elite sporting careers have ended. Their accounts are raw, deeply personal and in some cases, shocking.

One elite swimmer tells of how she went from being ranked No.1 in the world to the dole. A world class superstar reveals their fight to overcome a dependence on prescription drugs used to numb the pain caused by injury. One former cricket star explains how he went from living the dream life to his current job as a road surfacer. All describe the mental anguish they've been through as they grappled with finding a place in the real world.

Former Wallaby Dan Vickerman took his own life in February, devastating those around him. In moving interviews his former teammates reflect on the challenges of life after sport and the painful soul searching they've been through in the months since his death. These elite athletes are urging sporting bodies to do more to prepare sports men and women for life after their careers have ended.

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