Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.— Bill Bowerman
Massive Olympic Games quotations
The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
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.
I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn't in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I'd learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Fred Davis, the doyen of snooker, now 67 years of age and too old to get his leg over, prefers to use his left hand.
We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.
Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.
It's all about the journey, not the outcome.
Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls.
Performance enhancing drugs are banned in the Olympics.
OK, we can swing with that. But performance 'debilitating' drugs should not be banned. Smoke a joint and win the 100 metres, fair play for you. That's pretty good. Unless someone's dangling a Mars bar off in the distance.
As many as three million people are expected to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The security concerns and economic opportunities are great for both Canada and Washington state.
One shouldn't be afraid to lose; this is sport. One day you win; another day you lose. Of course, everyone wants to be the best. This is normal. This is what sport is about. This is why I love it.
I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.
The female body is a masterpiece. Everyone likes to look at the female body, especially in dynamic, athletic sport.
It has been said that the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is something that an athlete will remember for the rest of their life. It is true. That moment when you walk into the Olympic Stadium as part of the Australian Olympic Team, is a moment that I will never forget.
I'll fight Lloyd Honeyghan for nothing if the price is right.
There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved.
I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes.
The six colors, including the white background, represent the colors of all the world's flags ... this is a true international emblem.
In the name of all competitors I promise that we will take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by all the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.
Never put an age limit on your dreams.
The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.
The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.
A lot of the Olympic games just boil down to genetics.
Michael Phelps is genetically built to swim better than other people if he trains the same way. You might as well have a competition for who's the tallest, and act like it's anyone's game!
I didn't set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.
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.
The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination.
If you're fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.
For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.
Olympics are probably the most important thing for Russians than any other athletes in the whole world. Since I was a little kid and since everybody was a little kid, their dream was playing in Olympic Games, especially if we have a chance to represent our country in Sochi, it's unbelievable and it's going to be a great thing.
The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
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.
Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.