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1. "The Olympic dream was born in 2010 during the qualifications to Vancouver. And when I was watching those Olympics from the sidelines, I felt that I wanted to have my Games. I understood that it wouldn't be easy to make them, especially now that in Russia there are a lot of strong girls."
Author: Adelina Sotnikova
2. "It's the Olympics. And it was a long way for me. To compete at the Olympic Games, I dreamed of any medal, but frankly speaking, I wanted a gold one."
Author: Adelina Sotnikova
3. "My main point in this regard was to compete for my country and my people and to receive the support of the entire Cuban society, to carry my flag in whatever competition I was in, the Olympic Games, Pan-American Games."
Author: Alberto Juantorena
4. "For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art."
Author: Avery Brundage
5. "The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens."
Author: Bill Toomey
6. "I love short track. I competed in short track, I was a world champion in 1986 but at that point in time it wasn't in the Olympic Games so I moved into long track. Short track is a blast to skate and it's a blast to watch."
Author: Bonnie Blair
7. "Even if you've been involved in a World Cup, the Olympics is huge. Only the Games has the power to change communities."
Author: Daley Thompson
8. "I was ready in 2008 for the Olympic Games but unfortunately I missed the Kenyan trials with a thigh injury. I watched those Olympics but it was tough to watch. But it was good in the end because a Kenyan, Wilfred Bungei, was the champion."
Author: David Rudisha
9. "I'll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games."
Author: Donovan Bailey
10. "So you wish to conquer in the Olympic Games, my friend? And I, too... But first mark the conditions and the consequences. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or not, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and wine at your will. Then, in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, to be severely thrashed, and after all of these things, to be defeated."
Author: Epictetus
11. "When you get to an event like the Olympic Games, you can put too much pressure on yourself."
Author: Eric Shanteau
12. "No one pretends anymore that the Olympics are just about sports. It's routine to talk about what effect holding the Games in this or that capital will have on the host country's international reputation, how a nation's prestige can be raised by its medal count."
Author: George Packer
13. "I really love the Olympics: Daley Thompson's back-flip, Derek Redmond's father helping him finish the 400m after his hamstring snapped at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Sir Steve Redgrave - childhood memories are flooded with these moments and idols."
Author: Giles Duley
14. "It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication."
Author: Herb Elliott
15. "The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness."
Author: Lakshmi Mittal
16. "I'm so over the moon that I have the opportunity to represent my country at a third Olympic Games."
Author: Libby Trickett
17. "I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics, but those were my first Games."
Author: Marion Jones
18. "The pressure of the Olympic Games is real overwhelming."
Author: Natalie Coughlin
19. "It's been a dream for me since I was six years old to go to the Olympic Games and to finally have that dream realised is something massive for me."
Author: Natalie Du Toit
20. "I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games, I wasn't compete in big competition like, World Championship, like European Championship. I just competed in national competition."
Author: Olga Korbut
21. "Remember before nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I was total skinny, I was small, very strong, they may be don't like to see a gymnastics like that. I don't know but, gymnastics, might. Nineteen seventy two supposed to be change somewhere."
Author: Olga Korbut
22. "And I suggested to change very simple way to Olympic Games, in one competition, two different levels. Separate from, until sixteen, and after sixteen years old."
Author: Olga Korbut
23. "And from that nineteen sixty four, this was my goal to go to Olympic Games. And I realized what does it mean, Olympic Games, like big celebration."
Author: Olga Korbut
24. "And, in nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I wasn't really going to be a star, and overnight I became a star."
Author: Olga Korbut
25. "Nothing I have done professionally will top the feeling I got when singing with John Farnham at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney."
Author: Olivia Newton John
26. "I have a phenomenal team behind me who have helped get me here and I, along with them, will now put everything we can into the final few weeks of preparations before the Olympic Games, where I am aiming to race well, work well through the rounds, post good times and maybe even a personal best time on the biggest stage of them all."
Author: Oscar Pistorius
27. "Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history."
Author: Pierre De Coubertin
28. "Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls."
Author: Richard Attias
29. "Sport allows us to engage in dialogue and to build bridges, and it may even have the capacity to reshape international relations. The Olympic Games embody perfectly this universal mission."
Author: Richard Attias
30. "As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force, I am working to make sure our border crossings are ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring."
Author: Rick Larsen
31. "I wish to clarify that I have absolutely not made a decision regarding my participation in the next Olympics. On a personal level, playing in the Olympics would be a huge honour. However, the Games in Rio are still four years away and I certainly won't be making any decisions with regards to participating any time soon."
Author: Rory McIlroy
32. "I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal."
Author: Scott Hamilton
33. "Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody."
Author: Scott Hamilton
34. "I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That's sad."
Author: Shawn Johnson
35. "I hope the BWF (Badminton World Federation) will seriously do something about the Olympic qualifying format or risk getting badminton dropped from the Games."
Author: Taufik Hidayat
36. "If you can come to the Olympic Games and leave with a medal then that is alright."
Author: Yohan Blake
37. "I have learned from the first Olympics, of course. When I went to my first Olympic Games, I experienced all of the pressure and was able to win the gold medal. I try not to feel the pressure, and I try not to be nervous when I am on the ice and when I compete."
Author: Yuna Kim
38. "For an athlete myself, it is especially meaningful for our country to host an Olympics. Every athlete hopes to participate in an Olympics, so I still can't believe the games of dreams is going to take place in Korea."
Author: Yuna Kim

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