London 2012 Summer Olympics Quotes & Inspiration
With the 2012 Summer Olympics about to kickoff next week, I am starting to feel a stur going on and the momentum is definitely picking up! I thought it would be a cool idea (or, maybe it isn’t – who knows?) to share some Olympics quotes with all of you. I have Olympic Fever; gimme a break! Commercials are starting to feature our favorite athletes and the infamous and official Olympics ring logo is popping up everywhere that I look!
Watching the Olympics always seems to bring a feeling of teamwork, inspiration, determination, and dreams unfolding before my very eyes. I thought we could help kickoff the Summer Olympics in London with a collection of Olympics quotes, but a few of my favorite inspirational quotes mixed in as well! You can also check out even MORE inspirational quotes here on MamaNYC if you’d like!
Do you have a favorite quote that gets you going and motivated?
Are you excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics?
"After the ’96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful." - Brandi Chastain
"As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics." - Joe Sakic
"Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion." – Richard M. Nixon
"Four years ago, I felt the importance of the Olympics and how it is different from other events. It’s a completely different atmosphere. The main advice I can give my teammates is to try to enjoy the experience." – Kohei Uchimura
"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." – Mia Hamm
"The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours." – Peggy Fleming
When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening any more." – Florence Griffith Joyner