If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.— Fidel Castro
Scandalous gold medal quotes that are about winning gold medal
Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made.
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals.
The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
Good is something you do, not something you talk about.
Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket.
The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
People say that it was degrading for an Olympic champion to run against a horse, but what was I supposed to do? I had four gold medals, but you can't eat four gold medals. There was no television, no big advertising, no endorsements then. Not for a black man, anyway.
After I came home from the 1936 Olympics with my four medals, it became increasingly apparent that everyone was going to slap me on the back, want to shake my hand or have me up to their suite. But no one was going to offer me a job.
We are all going to fall short. We are going to have some bitter losses, very painful defeats and failures. We have to use those to come back even stronger. That's what makes it sweeter, when we can overcome those and figure out a way to win. The great teams can do that, and those are the gold medal winning teams.
It has been a long road. From a mountain coolie, a bearer of loads, to a wearer of a coat with rows of medals who is carried about in planes and worries about income tax.
I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal.
I've learned that winning isn't everything, and it's more about the journey.
But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work
People notice peacemakers because they dress funny.
We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done.
Never buy gold, simply earn it
The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.
To anyone who has started out on a long campaign believing that the gold medal was destined for him, the feeling when, all of a sudden, the medal has gone somewhere else is quite indescribable.
Winning is not about how many medals you get-it's about accomplishing goals and just being the best you can be!
I'm not disappointed with bronze. It's always good to come away with a medal.
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.
Competition in its best form is a test of self.
It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves.
That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.
Throughout my athletic career, the overall goal was always to be a better athlete than I was at the moment – whether next week, next month or next year. The improvement was the goal. The medal was simply the ultimate reward for achieving that goal.
We had two goals...One was to cherish every moment together, cherish the journey because the journey allows you to learn and grow. The other was to win a gold medal.
When, during the Second World War, the island of Malta came through three terrible years of bombardment and destruction, it was rightly awarded the George Medal for bravery: today Israel should be awarded a similar decoration for defending democracy, tolerance and Western values against a murderous onslaught that has lasted twenty times as long.
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Girls playing sports is not about winning gold medals.
It's about self-esteem, learning to compete and learning how hard you have to work in order to achieve your goals.
Success for me is not to have all the medals.
Success for me is to always do your best and try to develop and get better at every event.
It's not about speed and gold medals. It's about refusing to be stopped.
I'm proud of my medals. I always was proud of them.
Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
Winning medals wasn't the point of the Olympics. It's the participating that counts.
Great Britain have won 40% of their medals in cycling.
If only there was snooker, darts and a dog show.
When I was going through my transition of being famous, I tried to ask God, why was I here? What was my purpose? Surely, it wasn't just to win three gold medals. There has to be more to this life than that.
The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals.
I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.