The Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece in the 8th century BC. Today over two hundred countries participate in the international sporting event, and is held every four years. During the four years, each Olympic athlete trains for the gold, to become the world’s greatest.
Here are the top 10 quotes from some of the greatest Olympians:
If you want to be the best, you have to do the things that others aren’t willing to do.
-Michael Phelps, 28 gold medals
I’m quite happy there is a man in the world who can overcome my record, finally.
– Larisa Latynina, 9 gold medals
Run hard when it’s hard to run.
– Paavo Nurmi, 9 gold medals
There are better starters than me, but I am a great finisher.
-Usain Bolt, 8 gold medals
If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
– Carl Lewis, 9 gold medals
If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.
– Mark Spitz
The hard days are the best because that’s where champions are made.
-Gabby Douglas, 2 gold medals
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.
– Serena Williams, 4 gold medals
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
– Mia Hamm, 2 gold medals
I think the way to become the best is to just have fun.
– Shaun White, 3 gold medals
Thank you Olympians!