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As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.
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As for me, I'd love to be a cyclist.
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As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.
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At the funeral, Lewis placed his 1984 gold medal from the 100 meters in his father's hand before the casket was closed.
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Back in my day, they picked the top few, and since I was first at the U.S. Championships and first at the Trials I knew I was going.
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Be cocky. Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it.
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But to me, training in the (Olympic) Village brought all the best memories we have.
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Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded.
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For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
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For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.
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Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.
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Fragile egos are put on the line every day.
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Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is a big part of the Olympic experience.
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Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
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I can't justify taking money away from hungry kids and needy schools to pay for the Games when corporations are willing to write the checks.
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I know that if I wanted to have a chance at a medal in the Olympics, I was not going to do it if I stayed at home.
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I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do.
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I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter.
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I'm not a politician and not a policeman, just a mother who wants her baby daughter to grow up in a world where fear doesn't rule.
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If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash.
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In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.
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In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first. Same thing for my right wristband.
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Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here if it weren't for corporate support.
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Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for.
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More than 10,000 athletes came to Atlanta seeking Olympic medals. Only a few of them will be lucky and skilled enough to claim one.
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Most people would think sticking the vault or winning the all-around would be my favorite memories, and those are wonderful.
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Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics.
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That's because the International Olympic Committee has a policy of never replacing medals.
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The best programs are those that offer Olympians jobs with flexible schedules that allow them to train and make a living.
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The city of Atlanta is a beehive, with hundreds of thousands of cars, trucks and buses clogging the streets as planes full of arriving visitors zoom overhead.
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The endorsement game has been very good to me.
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The friends I made and the fun we shared in the L.A. Village are still in my heart.
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There can be distractions, but if you're isolated from the heart of the Games, the Olympics become just another competition.
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Welcome to the Olympic Village, home to 15,000 athletes, coaches and team officials during the 1996 Summer Games.
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When athletes accept money, they place themselves under more pressure to perform.
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You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost.
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