During the 1956 Games, Connolly began a relationship with Czech discus thrower Olga Fikotova , a fellow gold medal winner.  They married after the Olympics, the following year in Prague—in three ceremonies there, with a celebration before 40,000 well-wishers.  The best man at their wedding ceremony was Czech runner Emil Zátopek . They were divorced in 1975,  and the following year, he married Pat Winslow , a former coach of track star Evelyn Ashford and herself a three-time Olympian in the 800 meters and pentathlon . 
Art of the Olympians continued to grow 10 years after their first exhibition. The organization now has 50 Olympian and Paralympian artists on its roster including two posthumous members: Al Oerter and Florence Griffith-Joyner. Over the past decade Art of the Olympians artists and their artwork have been seen on numerous TV networks including CBS , NBC , BBC , CNN , PBS , the USA Network and UK’s Channel Four and had Exhibitions at three Olympic and Paralympic Games: Beijing 2008 , Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 . And for three and half years, between 2010 and 2013, AOTO had dozens of group and solo exhibitions at their museum and gallery in Fort Myers, Florida.