The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for optimum health are diet and exercise.
Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same.
My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
A key factor is to do training that is fun.
People need to know that by donating, coaching, and just lending support, anyone can become part of the wonderful global family.
Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.
The Olympics have been with the world since 776 B.C., and have only been interrupted by war, especially in the modern era.
I have competed before empty stadiums a lot in my career.
Olympians are the product of the Movement, and to get them to the stadiums, pools and playing fields, it takes the actions of legions of people who might not be Olympians.
A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.
Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended.
Too many athletes do not admit their weaknesses.
Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.
My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.
The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.
Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004, but there are rumors that they might be switched if the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
When I competed, it was for honor and country. It was a privilege to be a part of the U.S. team.
One of the key elements is the ability to be honest with yourself.
Behind every good decathlete, there's a good doctor.
I think that money has changed my sport.
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