They are on the road for weeks, sometimes months at a time. And with travelling comes packing.
Canadian race walker Inaki Gomez shared the following photo on Twitter.
He was clearly proud of his packing accomplishment.
Four months is a long time to plan for, and sprinter Kimberley Hyacinthe was shocked and awed at his packing prowess.
Gomez may have a career in teaching if the whole Olympian thing doesn't work out.
Marathoner Lanni Marchant was also doing some packing...unpacking, that is. She shared the aftermath of ten months on the road and used the the tag #unpackingisharder to let Gomez in on her travel woes.
And of course, fellow race walker Evan Dunfee asked the question that was on all of our minds.
It's times like these we must quote the legendary House of Pain and say to you athletes:
"Pack it up, pack it in
Let me begin
I came to win"
Best of luck with your packing woes, athletes. This has been another edition of #AthleteProblems brought to you by @CBCSports.