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Olympics Quotes

Famous Quotes From Olympics Winners


You don't have to be at the Olympics to feel the heat. You can sense the "electricity" even while watching the games on television. These Olympics quotes give us an insight into the thoughts of famous sports personalities.

Katarina Witt (German figure skater, 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics)
When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.

Noureddine Morceli (Algerian athlete, 1996 Summer Olympics)
And then in life, you always have to try, and today, I may not have succeeded, but I am happy to have tried to beat my record.

Eamonn Coghlan (Irish athlete, 3-time winner of Olympics)
Runners in the western world have a tendency to create psychological barriers for themselves, but Morceli runs at will, with no inhibitions.

Jesse Owens (African-American athlete, 1936 Summer Olympics)
Olympics -- A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

Noureddine Morceli (Algerian athlete, 1996 Summer Olympics, on the 1500m race)
My real motivation is to reach 3:25... I am still young; I have a lot of time left in my career.

Mia Hamm (American football player, 2004 Summer Olympics)
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

Fanny Blankers-Koen (Dutch athlete, 1948 Summer Olympics)
All I've done is run fast. I don't see why people should make much fuss about that.

Noureddine Morceli (Algerian athlete, 1996 Summer Olympics, on the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona)
Barcelona is now in the past. I was sick and boxed in, and that's understandable why I lost.

Charles Barkley (American basket ball player)
Curling is not a sport. I called my grandmother and told her she could win a gold medal because they have dusting in the Olympics now.

Cathy Freeman (Australian athlete, 2000 Summer Olympics)
I decided that I was going to go to the Olympics to see if I had made the right decision to retire because I knew that if I'd made the mistake of retiring I would know during and after those Games in Athens.

Florence Griffith Joyner (American athlete, 1988 Summer Olympics)
When anyone tells me I can't do anything, I'm just not listening any more.

Noureddine Morceli (Algerian athlete, 1996 Summer Olympics)
I run to be known as the greatest runner, the greatest of all time. I could not eat or sleep for a week after I lost in the (1992) Olympics. I have to win or die.

Peggy Fleming (American figure skater, 1968 Winter Olympics)
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.

Mark Spitz (American swimmer, 1972 Summer Olympics, on winning seven gold medals Inspirational)
I swam my brains out.

Noureddine Morceli (Algerian athlete, 1996 Summer Olympics, on the 3000m world record)
I think my 3:27 for 1500m is worth 7:21 for 3000m.

Sebastian Coe (2-time winner at the Olympics, after losing the 800m final in 1980)
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.

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