Quotes by olympic

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  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    An offer to fight Muhammad Ali came after Stevenson won his second Olympic gold in Montreal in 1976. Stevenson was at his peak. The world had never seen a heavyweight with the tools Stevenson brought into the ring.
  • Bob Costas
    Bob Costas
    American sportscaster 1952-
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    Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that's offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That's my ideal.
  • Cate Campbell
    Cate Campbell
    Malawian-born Australian athlete 1992-
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    At the Olympics, you have almost nothing to lose, but at the Olympic trials, you have everything to lose. You have the last four years of your life to lose.
  • Cate Campbell
    Cate Campbell
    Malawian-born Australian athlete 1992-
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    Every athlete wants to win an Olympic gold medal, and I'd be lying if I said that's not what I wanted.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
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    Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
  • Bob Beamon
    Bob Beamon
    American track and field athlete 1946-
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    In Jamaica High School in New York, my coach was Larry Ellis, and he said I could probably make the Olympic team. He gave me something to shoot for.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    In the summer of 2007, two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and his teammate, Erislandy Lara, had been arrested in Brazil after going AWOL from the Cuban team during the Pan Am Games. The defection attempt made international news and quickly became a national soap opera, regularly appearing on Cuban news and round table discussions.
  • Alberto Tomba
    Alberto Tomba
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    It's typical of Italian culture that we only start to feel emotional about something when we have the possibility to see it in front of us. By February, Italy will have Olympic fever.
  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    American author 1923-1999
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    Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
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    Little did I know that there's nothing more competitive in the world than a professional ballroom dancer. They are as competitive as Olympic athletes.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    Teofilo Stevenson won his first Olympic gold medal in 1972 and his last world amateur championship in 1986. He won 302 fights and once went an unbelievable 11 years without a loss. Had Cuba not boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics, many think Stevenson would have won an unmatched four gold medals in boxing.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
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    The dullest Olympic sport is curling, whatever 'curling' means.
  • Barbara Mikulski
    Barbara Mikulski
    American politician 1936-
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    The women of the Senate are like the U.S. Olympic team: we come in different sizes, but we sure are united in our determination to do the best for our country!
  • Boris Johnson
    Boris Johnson
    British politician and author 1964-
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    We are experiencing such large support for the Olympic relay that our advice is to stay in your neighbourhood, stay in your borough and wait for it to come near you.
  • Austan Goolsbee
    Austan Goolsbee
    American economist 1969-
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    We enter the government essentially in a hotel that is on fire. We're throwing people from the windows into the pool to save their lives and this is the evaluation of the Olympic diving committee: Well, the splash was too big.
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