Dreaming of a gold medal in your future (or, perhaps, your child's future)? Besides a competitive spirit and loads of determination, you may need a space to start practicing in. Sure, you could hit up the local gym, but if you're really going to be dedicated, how about picking up a home that fits your gold-medal ambitions perfectly.
We've rounded up a few homes across the country that are ideal for the Olympian-to-be. With swanky gyms, deep pools and volleyball courts, these homes for sale could make those grueling practices a little more pleasant.
This year, the tennis competition will be held on Wimbledon’s grass courts. While the court accompanying this Laguna Niguel, Calif., home is turf -- not grass -- it’s still a great place for a budding Olympian to practice.
Many homes have pools, but few have pools that can host the activity of a training Olympian. The pool of this Reno home isn’t an Olympic-sized structure, but it provides enough room for butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle as well as a nearby spa to decompress in.
This Adams, Ore., home doesn’t have a high dive, but the deep pool and diving board are still good for practicing form.The 5,081-square-foot home is located 13 miles from Pendleton, OR and also includes a 2,298-square-foot guest/pool house.
A little like gymnastics with a bounce, trampolining is a newer Olympic sport, making its debut at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. This Danville, Calif., house includes an in-ground trampoline perfect for practicing aerial moves.
A casual beach game can also be elevated to Olympic status. A relatively new sport, beach volleyball is often one of the more popular summer events to watch. Rather than getting down to the beach to practice digs and spikes, this home in North Huntington, Pa., includes a regulation-sized sand volleyball court. Priced under $500,000, this home is one of the cheaper Olympic options on this list.
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $13.8 million
Sq. ft.: 13,000
A total of 260 athletes -- men and women -- are competing in weightlifting at the Olympics, hoisting 500 pounds and more. This Los Angeles home gym has plenty of space for a budding athlete to begin training.
This Texas ranch has nearly everything on its sprawling acreage, including an archery range. Archery dates back 10,000 years, but it wasn’t added to the Olympics until 1900. The Winnsboro, Texas, archery range is rustic but would still work well for an Olympian in training.