June 13, 2012

Olympics, Here We Come!

This week, we are celebrating the Olympics which will be starting very soon in London. Here is a collection of Olympic related images from our guys:

Maria Corte Maidagan
"Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody."
- Scott Hamilton, 1984 Gold Medal winner
C.F. Payne
"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds."
- Jesse Owens, 4 time Gold Medal winner in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Chris Gall
"Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history."
- Pierre de Coubertin, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894
Ricardo Martinez
"We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch, 7th President of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001
John Mattos
"The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete."
- Pierre de Coubertin
Mark T. Smith
"There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved."
- Chris Brasher, 1956 Gold Medal winner
Jason Seiler
"The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them."
Pierre de Coubertin
Ted Wright
"The Olympic Games is the ultimate level of competition."
- Russell Mark , Gold and Silver medalist
Kent Barton
"For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth."
- Mary Lou Retton, 5 time medal winner in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
Rudy Gutierrez
"Everything is practice."
- Pele, named Athlete of the Century by International Olympic Committee
Gary Kelley
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well."
- Pierre de Coubertin
Dongyun Lee
"The pressure of the Olympic Games is real overwhelming."
- Natalie Coughlin, winner of 11 Gold Medals
Mark Summers
"If you're not a competitor, you've just got to go home."
- Venus Williams, 3 time gold medal winner
Yan Nascimbene
"The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself."
- Dawn Fraser , 8 time Gold and SIlver Medal winner
James Bennett
"If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration."
- Serena Williams, 2 time gold medal winner

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