olympics Quotes

What if winning the gold medal at the Olympics wasn't the end?What if... it was only the beginning?

- Amanda Dubin, Universe Olympics: Chapter 1

The Olympics are never just about sports.

- George Packer

It has been a wonderful experience to compete in the Olympic Games and to bring home a gold medal. But since I have been a young lad, I have had my eyes on a different prize. You see, each one of us is in a greater race than any I have run in Paris, and this race ends when God gives out the medals.

- Eric Liddell

After one Olympics, if we invest in sports and say we will get a gold medal in the next Olympic, it doesn't work like that in sports. How it works is that you provide the infrastructure, provide education about nutrition and health.

- Mahendra Singh Dhoni

If you bake a cupcake, the world has one more cupcake. If you become a circus clown, the world has one more squirt of seltzer down someone's pants. But if you win an Olympic gold medal, the world will not have one more Olympic gold medalist. It will just have you instead of someone else.

- Steven E. Landsburg, The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics and Physics

If you want to know the value of half a second, ask the person who came second in a sprint event at the Olympics.

- Sunday Adelaja

Outside the Olympics, there are massive discrepancies within all sports. But the positive side for me is that the Olympics are the biggest platform there is, and there's total equality across all sports.

- Lizzie Armitstead

They don’t give Olympic medals out for talking a good game.

- Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

The Montreal Olympics were in July 1976, the bicentennial, at the height of patriotism.

- Caitlyn Jenner

Someone who doesn't make the (Olympic) team might weep and collapse. In my day no one fell on the track and cried like a baby. We lost gracefully. And when someone won, he didn't act like he'd just become king of the world, either. Athletes in my day were simply humble in our victory.I believe we were more mature then...Maybe it's because the media puts so much pressure on athletes; maybe it's also the money. In my day we competed for the love of the sport...In my day we patted the guy who beat us on the back, wished him well, and that was it.

- Louis Zamperini, Devil at My Heels

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.