Tag: Olympics

Dreamer

The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are officially over now and what a spectacle it was. I think all Olympic games have their own special unique voice so no one can ever declare one better than any others, especially the ridiculous statement that some IOC presidents…

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Cold War Medal Count

Image via Wikipedia   While looking at the latest medal count for the 2008 Olympics I wondered what the totals would look like if Russia were re-united with all of its little brethren. Would the USA still be winning the total medal count? The answer is…

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The Miracle on the Mat

Rulon Gardner always comes to mind whenever the summer games roll around. He pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history, not just Olympic history. He was the American wrestler that shocked the world when he defeated the Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin who was…

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Michael Johnson

The amazing accomplishment achieved by Michael Phelps at the 2008 Olympic games reminds me of another incredible Olympian named Michael who was the story of the 1996 summer games in Atlanta. I’m talking about Michael Johnson and his golden shoes. While he didn’t win 8 gold…

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The Power of the Dream

The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta had two of the best Olympic theme songs ever! There was “REACH” by Gloria Estefan and “The Power of the Dream” by Celine Dion. Here’s the chilling live performance from the closing ceremonies. You have no choice but to be moved…

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Reach

Since we’re experiencing the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, thoughts of my favorite Olympic themes come to mind. Right at the top of the list comes “REACH” by Gloria Estefan performed during the closing ceremonies of the 1996 games right here in my backyard in Atlanta,…

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Derek Redmond: Olympic Champion of the Heart

I will never forget Derek Redmond and what he did in the 1992 Olympics. No, he did not win the Gold medal, nor any medal for that matter. He shouldn’t even have finished the race because of a blown hamstring, but his heart and determination prevented…

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