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Olympics Quotes

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I met Jesse Owens once.
He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous
respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances.
- Lee Trevino

I don't know what it means to be out there against the Olympics.
- Yahoo Serious

There is something in the Olympics, indefinable,
springing from the soul, that must be preserved.
- Chris Brasher

It's different today than it was then.
In those days we were strictly amateurs.
If I had wanted to stay in for the '80 Olympics,
my parents couldn't have afforded it.
- Dorothy Hamill

 

My biggest loss was the Olympics.
I just can't forget losing.
I never will.
- Mark Spitz

Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued.
- Eric Heiden

The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics,
hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports
career with a couple of years in the WNBA.
- Marion Jones

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Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics.
- Mary Lou Retton

At the Olympics in China, every color was represented...
and that was just the drinking water.
- Evan Sayet

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.
- Mitch Gaylord

In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast
enough to be in the Olympics in the day time.
- Will Rogers

And then, looking back at my first Olympics,
and when the pressure was on, in '94 and '98,
and looking back and going, wow.
I sensed and felt what Brian had gone through.
- Elvis Stojko

My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.
- Cathy Freeman

I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning
the Olympics because everything that I've done after
that is really because of the Olympics.
- Brian Boitano

I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics,
but those were my first Games.
- Marion Jones

There were no competitions on television.
The first skating competition I ever remember seeing
on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won.
- Dorothy Hamill

Everything about the Olympics was first class,
and women were treated as athletes and equals.
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz

I do a lot of running and hiking, and I also collect stamps -
space stamps and Olympics stamps.
- Sally Ride

Russell joined the team in December,
1956,
following the Olympics.
- Bob Cousy

If you don't try to win you might as well hold the
Olympics in somebody's back yard.
- Jesse Owens

The Olympics were great, because you had to make the team,
and then go to the games.
Now, I don't know, these guys today don't want to do anything like that.
- Oscar Robertson

Olympics is global competition in which eighty,
ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate.
- George Pataki

If there's anything that is the center of my career
both creatively and emotionally,
it's the Olympics.
- Dick Ebersol

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

In 1968, in the midst of the tumultuous 1960s,
the Olympics were much more than just another event.
- Peggy Fleming

I'm actually the daytime host of the Olympics on NBC.
- Jim Lampley

I think the Olympics could help us reach more people.
- Graeme Murphy

I tried to make the Olympics team in 1956.
- Bruce Dern

I really want to do the Olympics.
Obviously, I can't let things out of the bag,
so to speak.
- Mark Roberts

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian
holidays that move in sync,
like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.
- Marvin Olasky

Even though the Bush campaign ad tells you that Afghanistan
is a new democracy at the Olympics because of Bush's efforts,
Afghanistan hasn't actually had an election.
- Peter Schuyler

My life has been a whirlwind since the '94 Olympics.
- Nancy Kerrigan

The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat,
but your body of work is what people remember you for.
- Brian Boitano

I still can't believe I won the Olympics.
That's what I feel right now - completely alive as a human being.
It's a really beautiful moment.
- Clara Hughes

Before the start of the '76 Olympics,
I'd had 160 amateur fights.
I won 155 and lost five.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force,
I am working to make sure our border crossings are
ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring.
- Rick Larsen

My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier.
To be a great stage actor.
To be a great Shakespearean actor.
To me that is the Olympics of acting.
- Armand Assante

Through everything I've gone through-
and I've been everywhere,
at the top of the world, in jail, hung over drunk -
I never gave up my dream of winning a gold medal in the Olympics.
- Dan O'Brien

I remember at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta,
Shaq always wanted me to show him steps over and over.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

We have been actively trying to have New York City host the 2012 Olympics.
- George Pataki

The Olympics remain the most compelling search for
excellence that exists in sport,
and maybe in life itself.
- Dawn Fraser

They want the Olympics.
We ought to make sure they don't get the Olympics.
- George Nethercutt

I planned to stop in 2002 after the Salt Lake City Olympics.
I felt able to remain competitive another four years,
and I wanted to stop while I'm still at the top.
- Hermann Maier

One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was,
the world does not need another big multimedia show.
- Laurie Anderson

She said I did good and I think she was happy with what I did.
She just wants me to get my higher Start Value vault,
which I'll be competing at Trials and,
hopefully, the Olympics.
- Carly Patterson

The Olympics are always a special competition,
it is very difficult to predict what will happen.
- Sergei Bubka

At an Olympics Game, you want to enjoy it,
especially if you know it's going to be your last one.
- Shannon Miller

It's not the Olympics.
It's Concord, New Hampshire, and a homecoming should
reflect the community I'm part of.
- Christa McAuliffe

I started in law school in '71 and graduated in '74.
So I was training for the Olympics, running or averaging
around 20 miles a day and going to law school full time.
- Frank Shorter

Part of what Special Olympics is trying to do is break
down stereotypes that still exist for people.
There is still a lot of fear.
- Maria Shriver

The Olympics: not one of my better memories.
- Debi Thomas

The highlight of my career? The Olympics,
of course.
- Tara Lipinski

Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.
- Bill Toomey

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver.
Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
- Richard M. Nixon

Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event
and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
We are working towards this and will keep trying even
if our bid is not successful.
- Jahangir Khan

The Olympics are coming...
and it's a big problem in American politics,
because the problem with holding the Olympics this
fall is that we're all going to be focused on the Olympics,
and it makes that window of opportunity for Gore to
win the election that much smaller.
- Susan Estrich

What was most important to me at the Olympics was going
out there and performing my best.
When I messed up the first jump combination,
which was my big move, it hit me that I messed up the program of my life.
- Debi Thomas

It was pretty extensive - we worked out 8 hours a day,
5 days a week, for 3 months, which I think is more
than anybody in the Olympics.
I thought well I don't need this, the girls need it,
but it was a gift.
- David Carradine

They didn't have college scholarships for women.
Had they done that at the time, I may have stayed on
for another two Olympics,
but the opportunities were not available to women that they have today.
- Debbie Meyer

The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics,
an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight
the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing
the quality of life for its people.
- Alexander Haig

I always wanted to be a dentist from the time I was in high school,
and I was accepted to dental school in the spring of 1972.
I was planning to go, but after the Olympics there
were other opportunities.
- Mark Spitz

My wife and I came to Canada for the 1994 Commonwealth
Games and we really liked the B.C.
lifestyle and environment.
The following year we applied to become permanent residents.
We moved here in 1996 after the Atlanta Olympics.
- Jonathan Brown

At the Olympics, you there to do a job.
I feel you should take it seriously.
You should be respectful.
You are putting on the red-white-and-blue and going
out there to perform for your country.
- Shannon Miller

After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that
this is bigger than we thought,
and we were willing to do the work.
We knew that it was up to us, the players,
to make soccer successful.
- Brandi Chastain

When you're expected to win and you have the press
saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal,
and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics,
it can undermine your confidence.
- Scott Hamilton

When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention
of shaving the mustache off,
but I realized I was getting so many comments about it -
and everybody was talking about it -
that I decided to keep it.
- Mark Spitz

Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our
prospects look favorable,
but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold
medal count as in previous Olympics.
But I am not coaching.
- Mark Spitz

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

The USA have recently done well in the Olympics and the Youth World Cup.
So I think there will be some good young players available in the future,
and not too expensive which is important to the club.
- Richard Gough

In sports, people reach their peak very early.
You have to move on.
I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics,
but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.
- Greg Louganis

And currently, there are four to five new works in
the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics,
Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday,
and Sydney Dance Company's 25th Anniversary.
- Graeme Murphy


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