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Tribute to the Olympic games (LOTS of links and some of my favorites)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Let the games begin! Citius, Altius, Fortius - Faster, Higher, Stronger!

Here is a link to several interesting facts about the Modern Olympics.
This includes the oldest and youngest male competitors and why the Marathon is the distance it is.

Some of my favorite Great American Summer Olympians:

Wilma Rudolph - polio survivor

Flo Jo - Florence Griffith Joyner 10.49

Sanya Richards Ross

Jesse Owens proved Hitler wrong

Allyson Felix

Babe Didrikson Zaharias - qualified for too many events to enter

Jim Thorpe - Native American acknowledged as the Athlete of the Century

Carl Lewis - most medals

Jackie Joyner Kersee - Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century

Mark Spitz - who can forget this poster?

Michael Phelps - going for gold in London

Al Oerter -Gold in 4 consecutive Olympics

Dick Fosbury - high jump will never be the same since the Flop

1992 Dream Team

Bob Beamon's Long Jump 1968 - 29 feet 2 1/2 inches

Nadia Comaneci - The first perfect ten was too much for the scoreboard!

Olympic Athlete's Oath
In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams

For more historical pictures
50 Great moments

20 most memorable moments

30 Great Highlights of both Summer and Winter Olympics

* Inspirational VISA Go World Ads *
Injured but brave
The Derek Redmond Visa ad

Keri Strug Visa ad

Bob Beamon Visa ad

Dick Fosbury

Paul Hamm

Cheer - Go World


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRANCESCANAZ 7/28/2012 3:12PM

    WOW you do love the Olypics! So do I! emoticon

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XRSIZE18 7/28/2012 1:43PM

    I love the Olympics! How can you not be inspired in your fitness life after watching them? lol

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NUMD97 7/26/2012 5:36PM

    Thanks for posting. Very well done, indeed.

Let the games begin!

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STRINGI719 7/26/2012 9:56AM

    Love that oath!!!

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DMF2012 7/26/2012 9:11AM

    Thanks for sharing

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SUNSET09 7/26/2012 9:11AM

  Thank you for this walk down memory lane: past and present! Go emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEFIT016 7/26/2012 7:38AM

    WOW! That was GREAT! I'm excited for the Games!

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BTWCOACH 7/26/2012 7:30AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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APACHESTEVE 7/26/2012 7:02AM

    If I remember correctly didn't the messenger who ran the first "marathon" collapse and die after delivering the news of the victory?

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TATTER3 7/26/2012 6:33AM

    I think they'd appreciate this!

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WENDYSPARKS 7/26/2012 5:47AM


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