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Canada's two-time moguls champion Alex Bilodeau retiring to focus on his accounting career

Ben Rohrbach
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Canada's Alex Bilodeau, left, celebrates with his brother Frederic after winning the gold medal in the men's moguls final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
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Canada's Alex Bilodeau, left, celebrates with his brother Frederic after winning the gold medal in the men's moguls final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Alex Bilodeau, you've just won another men's moguls gold medal, what are you going to do next?

After repeating in a Winter Olympics event that just featured two horrific crashes, the 26-year-old Canadian now plans to hang up his skis and concentrate on another thrilling career, according to the Global News: Accounting. Yes, he is retiring to become an accountant. Not exactly Disney World.

While his fellow Olympians are vying for deals with McDonald's, Coca-Cola and a host of other consumer products, Bilodeau already owns a sponsorship deal with accounting giant KPMG, where his father has served as a tax partner in the company's Montreal office. As evident from his promotional materials for the global auditing firm, it doesn't get more exciting than some good ol' fashioned accounting talk.

In between winning the men's moguls at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and repeating in Sochi on Monday, he actually took a year off from 2012 World Cup competition to concentrate on his accounting degree at Concordia University, according to the Calgary Sun. He earned silver in the men's moguls at both the 2011 and 2013 World Championships -- surely distracted by all that abacus work.

Then again, Bilodeau has long been an exceptional Olympian. The Canadian's post-competition celebrations with his brother Frederic, who has cerebral palsy, became a highlight of the 2010 games and were again in Russia. It's hard to imagine that first audit will bring as much excitement.

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