Jay Tavare: Olympians: Higher, Faster, Stronger
Huffington Post Sports - over 5 years
When I look for real inspiration, I find no stage bigger, no drama more gripping, no story more moving than those of the men and women who compete every four years in the modern day Olympic Games. These modern day superathletes are known as Olympians.
I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England this past month. Great Britain spent billions of dollars getting ready for the games, which was not an easy sell to the British public in a recession year. Many of the hotels and Central London streets were affected by the poor turnout, hurting many of the local businesses. I asked a London cab driver what he thought contributed to this. He said folks were frightened away by the hotels tripling their prices and all the warnings given by the authorities to the locals to stay away from Central London during the games. Despite the difficulties, Team GB did deliver the most gold medals of any games for their home team. But when the dust had settled, ...
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