Yep it’s back every four years the TV fills up with wall-to-wall sport – welcome to the Olympics celebrating the spirit of sportsmanship. Of course I hope there will be a few Irish winners – my bets are on Katie Taylor. You’ve got to admire them and marvel at their dedication and excellence in their sporting field – well they are the best of the bunch. One good thing though at least we’re not in London….can you imagine the traffic, the crowds, the security! Wishing you all a sporting weekend!
“Olympics — A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.” [Jesse Owens (African-American athlete, 1936 Summer Olympics)]
“It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication.” [Herb Elliott]
“The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea.” [Pierre de Coubertin]
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” [Wilma Rudolph]
“An Olympic medal is the greatest achievement and honor that can be received by an athlete. I would swap any World Title to have won gold at the Olympics.” [Jeff Fenech (Australian boxer, 1984 Summer Olympics)]
“The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.” [Dawn Fraser (Australian swimmer, 3-time winner at the Olympics)]
“For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.” [Mary Lou Retton (American gymnast, 1984 Summer Olympics)]