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Motivational quotes from the Olympians competing in the Beijing Olympics.

Motivational quotes from the Olympians competing in the Beijing Olympics.

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  • hope these inspire each of us non-olympians too :)
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  • My dear, congratulations on the honor Olympic highlights!
    Congratulations to champion China in the medals GOLD!
    I hope I can see the BRAZIL also as Olympic champion (GOLD) in any way.
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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES from the OLYMPIANS MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES from the OLYMPIANS Presentation Transcript

  • FOR THE WIN!
  • “ The joy of effort is more important than the thrill of victory.” -Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement (1894)
  • "We love playing, we love winning. When you get the emotions of the Olympics going on, it's something special and you can't really describe it.” - Nathan Robertson , Great Britain's badminton player
  • “ It’s tough. I’ve never seen anything like this. You’re watching batting practice in the outfield and you can’t see the ball because it’s the same color as the sky.” -Chris Reitsma , Canadian baseball pitcher, on practice in Beijing
  • "It is about competition, but it's also about being an Olympian in life." - Eli Wolff , Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University
  • "It is about competition, but it's also about being an Olympian in life." - Eli Wolff , Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/
  • "Back in Korea, he nicknamed me 'Butter' because I'm so smooth and relaxed." -Lee Chang-Hwan , on the nickname given to him by the president of the Korean Archery Federation
  • “ People didn't think Brazil could play or win. Some even thought we were coming here just for vacation. But we play every game until the death.“ -Juan Oliver, Brazil team’s handball coach
  • "I think I shot well in this match.” -Wan Khalmizam, Team Archery (Malaysia)
  • “ When you bite it, there's not much taste.” – Huo Liang, on his gold medal in synchronized diving (China)
  • "We had an Olympic moment.” -Jean Lopez , U.S. Taekwondo Team's head coach
  • “ We have a heart of gold, and that’s what this medal is right here. It’s a team that will never give up.” -U.S. gymnast Joey Hagerty, on winning bronze after twins Paul and Morgan Hamm were sidelined with injuries
  • "We have 30 world-class athletes this time, 29 runners and one boxer. All of them are gold medalists. We don't expect much from the boxer." -Gebeyaw Takele, chef de mission, Ethiopia
  • “ I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them.” -Amanda Beard , 7-time Olympic Medalist currently in her 4 th Olympic Games in Beijing (U.S.)
  • “ They may become harder to achieve, but your dreams can't stop because you've hit a certain age or you've had a child.” –Dara Torres, first American swimmer to compete at 4 Olympic Games; has won 9 Olympic medals