The potential for greatness lives within us all.— Wilma Rudolph
Colorful Olympic Spirit quotations
Gratitude is the best medicine. It heals your mind, you body and your spirit. And attracts more things to be grateful for.
The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
To grow in unconditional love and in beauty, is spirituality.
In 2008 I didn't take it all in enough.
I was so wrapped up in just the competition that I missed what was going on around me. If I am given that opportunity again to go to the Olympics and be an athlete I want to take it all in because I feel like this is my last shot and I want to feel the team spirit. I want to really live and breathe the USA.
There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved.
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.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.
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.
Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.
In the spirit of the Olympic Games, they traditionally ask that all fighting and warfare around the world stop. So, there's hope for a ceasefire within the Jackson family.
To me the Olympic spirit embodies the magic of competition, hard work and coming to a point in your career when you're around the best athletes in the world, and having the whole world watching.
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one's breath.
I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know.
With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.
As an athlete, I hope we can remain focused on the Olympic spirit which celebrates achievement in sport by peoples of all nations.
I don't believe in the so-called Olympic spirit.
I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young people because it teaches them about the training and discipline required to compete. Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate their lives to the art of sport, discipline, and physical fitness.
I feel it's right for me to wear a Canadian flag baseball hat.
Regardless of the fact that my wife is Canadian and I would support her throughout, the spirit of the Olympic Games is to have all these countries together to push each other.
My goal, for almost my entire career, has been to promote ski racing not just in America, but across the world. I think it's an amazing sport. I am happy to be an ambassador for the next Olympics and I will do my best to honour the Olympics spirit and to hopefully encourage kids to participate in sports, especially in Asia and Korea and I am looking forward to an amazing Olympics.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Our world today is in need of peace, tolerance and brotherhood.
The values of the Olympic Games can deliver these to us. May the Games be held in peace, in the true spirit of the Olympic Truce. Athletes of the 80 national Olympic committees, show us that sport unites by overcoming national, political, religious and language barriers. You can show us a world we all long for.