Olympians are the product of the Movement, and to get them to the stadiums, pools and playing fields, it takes the actions of legions of people who might not be Olympians.
We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
I think that money has changed my sport.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.
The fans and supporters are also part of the Olympic family.
Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
The Ancient Games are relatively obscure to most Olympians, but to understand just what the Games are about, it is really necessary to investigate the roots and the meaning that has transformed culture and society for so many years.
Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004, but there are rumors that they might be switched if the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.
A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.
A key factor is to do training that is fun.
Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease.