What Olympic athletes also have in common, whether or not they win medals, is passion, desire, ambition, hunger, determination, confidence and grit. They're not afraid to dream big... Why, then, do so many of us limit ourselves, hold ourselves back, restrict ourselves to "modest" goals -- only to look back at our lives and wonder what might have been?
Is it the gold medals? Or the 1,000 chicken nuggets consumed?
Because the road to Rio is not a solo journey.
We all need somebody who looks at us the way De Grasse looks at Bolt.
This. Is. Awesome.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, has been toppled by a Segway. Bolt was running his victory lap after winning the
It'll take you less than 10 seconds, we swear.
We're gonna let this footage from Reuters speak for itself, but all you need to know is that Jamaica's Usain Bolt won the
Well, another Olympiad has come and gone, and for the XXXth consecutive quadrennium, Canada somehow failed to top the medal count. But cheer up! Not only did we take home the most bronze per-capita (just in time for the coming penny shortage!), but the nation's editorial pages are practically brimming with encouraging sentiment about national pride and junk.
The Olympics should feature unsuspecting citizens plucked from their normal jobs and forced to compete against similarly amateur athletes from around the world. It's simple to implement, and the benefits are practical for countries and entertaining for viewers.
In two days, three Jamaicans won medals in sprinting. These victories mean a lot more to the country than deciding who can run fastest while stripped down to underwear. There's a marvelous symbolism involved. Even, perhaps, revenge. For almost three hundred years Jamaica was more or less owned by the British and ruled from London.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt was one of the most exciting athletes at the 2008 Beijing Games. And in the last four years bolt has
It must be agonizing to be disqualified from a race before it begins because of a false start. Maybe at that level you should know better... but then again, maybe the rules should be designed to encourage true competition.