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The Olympic Spirit: determination, passion

Joined: 2/2/2014
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Sharon A.
The Olympic spirit: determination, passion

I remember watching my first Olympic Games in 2008. They were hosted by China and they really put all their effort into it and succeeded in making it spectacular! I was so amazed by the lights, the music, the adrenalin, the masses of people! What amazed me the most, however, was the determination of the athletes.

They never gave up, even though some of them had been trying for years, even though some of them were so obviously losing, something kept them going. I think what kept them going was both determination to win, and passion for the games.

It's a really incredible thing to watch how they try and try again. Whether they won or not there was always someone there extremely proud of them and they always enjoyed themselves while playing the game.

Once you put a burning passion together with a hungry determination it can make someone unstoppable, and this is something to be admired about athletes and reasons for why we should give them respect.

Next time you think about giving up: don't. Think of all those athletes who never gave up, they were rewarded in some way even if it wasn't in the form of a medal or trophy. Maybe just the satisfaction that you've achieved your best will be reward enough. Just keep trying and enjoy what you're doing and it'll be done in no time!
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