Of the Olympic Spirit

  • Citius, altius, fortius (Faster, higher, stronger) – Olympic Motto
  • The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. – Pierre de Coubertin, founder of modern Olympic Games
  • The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself. – Dawn Fraser (Australian 3x goal medal swimmer)
  • There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved. – Chris Brasher
  • The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity. – Pierre de Coubertin
  • The Olympic Games were created for the exultation of the individual athlete. – Pierre de Coubertin
  • 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 (Australian middle-distance runner)
  • For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth. – Mary Lou Retton (American gold medal gymnast)
  • Sports do not build character. They reveal it. – Heywood Hale Broun
  • Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion:  The potential for greatest lives within each of us. – Wilma Rudolph (American 3x gold medal runner)
  • I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication and commitment… My mindset is: If I’m not out there training, someone else is. – Lynn Jennings
  • The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours. – Peggy Fleming
  • The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us. – John Williams
  • When you cross the line, it is such a wonderful feeling it’s hard to describe. – Kelly Holmes
  • To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Roland Prefontaine (American runner)
  • Olympics:  A lifetime of training for just ten seconds. – Jesse Owens
  • If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s backyard – Jesse Owens
  • 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
  • The goal of Olympia-ism is to place everywhere sport at the service of the harmonious development of man, with a view to encouraging the establishment of a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity. To this effect, the Olympic Movement engages, alone or in cooperation with other organizations and within the limits of its means, in actions to promote peace. – From the Olympic Charter

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