American Margaux Isaksen smiles during the women's fencing in the Modern Pentathlon on Aug. 19 at the Rio Olympics. She finished fourth in London in 2012 and 20th in Rio. "It makes you feel sort of worthless," Isaksen says of her performance. She calls this current period a "post-Olympic depression." Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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After Going For Gold, Athletes Can Feel The Post-Olympic Blues

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Guide Wesley Williams (left) lines up blind long jumper and sprinter Lex Gillette on the track before making a long jump during practice at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego. Gillette started losing his sight when he was 8 years old. Bill Wechter for NPR hide caption

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For Blind Long Jumper At Paralympics, Success Depends On Teamwork

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Jennifer Schuble trains at the velodrome in Atlanta this summer before the Paralympics, which begin Sept. 7 in Rio de Janeiro. Esther Ciammachilli/WBHM hide caption

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A Paralympian Cyclist Gears Up For Rio

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NBC's Bob Costas interviews the gold-medal winning U.S. gymnastics team in Rio on Aug. 9: Madison Kocian (from left), Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles. NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the games on various platforms, but TV ratings were down from the 2012 London Games. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down

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USA's Claressa Shields (left) fights against Netherlands' Nouchka Fontijn at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Second Gold, Boxer Claressa Shields Looks Ahead To What's Next

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Ryan Lochte competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley final at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 11. A couple of days later, he reported he had been robbed at a local gas station — a story that turned out to be false. Now Speedo, one of his major sponsors, says it's dropping him. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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The U.S. women's basketball team poses Saturday after winning its sixth straight gold medal and its 49th straight game in the Olympics. The team's success reflects the growing dominance of U.S. women in recent Olympiads. The U.S. women have won more medals than the American men in the past two Summer Games. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Claressa Maria Shields of the U.S. celebrates her gold medal win over Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands in the women's middleweight bout at Riocentro, on the last day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the "Final Five" — U.S. gymnasts Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman — will go on tour together when they return to the U.S. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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American Paul Chelimo (left), a member of the U.S. Army, celebrates his silver medal in the men's 5,000 meters along with the winner, Mo Farah of Britain. Chelimo was disqualified shortly afterward, but his second-place finish was later reinstated. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte sits down with NBC's Today show host Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview Saturday night to address the "robbery," at a gas station that Rio police later discredited as a fabricated story. NBC News/YouTube hide caption

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Neymar of Brazil is surrounded by teammates as he celebrates scoring the first goal in the men's soccer final against Germany at Rio's Maracana Stadium. Neymar made the crucial penalty kick that won the game for Brazil. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. basketball player Diana Taurasi (right), leaps into the arms of teammate Angel McCoughtry as they celebrate their 101-72 win over Spain in the gold medal game on Saturday. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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After losing his gold medal match on a split decision, U.S. boxer Shakur Stevenson was visibly distraught. The gold medal went to his opponent in the bantam (56kg) final: Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption

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Men's 4x100m relay teammates Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin and Michael Rodgers react after being disqualified from the race at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro Friday. Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tyson Gay Discusses The Men's Relay

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