Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Quotes on Olympics

Published: Feb 8, 2014 07:15:08 AM IST
Updated: Feb 8, 2014 09:26:43 AM IST
Quotes on Olympics
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I knew there was a certain level that I could get to within the sporting world. But as I continued with my career, not only did I grow, but the sport grew. All of a sudden, all of these doors opened to me. It’s been amazing. I guess I was born at the right time.
Shaun White

I don’t give up easily. I have plans to be around for a while.
Lindsey Vonn

You will be competing against athletes from many nations. But, most important, you are competing against yourself. All we expect is for you to do your very best, to push yourself just one second faster, one notch higher, one inch further.
Ronald Reagan

Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.
Avery Brundage

Olympics are probably the most important thing for Russians than any other athletes in the whole world. Since I was a little kid and since everybody was a little kid, their dream was playing in Olympic Games, especially if we have a chance to represent our country in Sochi, it’s unbelievable and it’s going to be a great thing.
Alex Ovechkin

I may have become a world champion quicker than most, but people should look at me and realise there are all kinds of ways to get where you want to go. Because we didn’t plan it. We just did it.
Mikaela Shiffrin

I love the Olympic Games. The Olympics are an event that few can fathom but all can enjoy, and that’s why athletes work our whole lives to put on the greatest show on Earth.
Johnny Weir

The important thing in these Olympics is less to win than to take part. The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the essential thing is not to have won but to have fought well.
Pierre De Coubertin

(This story appears in the 21 February, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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