Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Winter Olympics

I have been watching the Olympics for a change after ignoring The Games for the last two decades. I am struck by how happy these atheletes are just to be there and how critical some of the commentators are in some sports like Women's Figure Skating. One of the happiest atheletes was an Australian aerial skier, Alisa Camplin. She's blown her knee twice and she just came out of the surgery and rehab and she took Bronze. Some who lost are champions in my mind because they kept going even when they knew they couldn't win a medal. My failures have sometimes taught me as much or more about myself as my successes. I suppose it's the same for atheletes.
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