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.
The fans and supporters are also part of the Olympic family.
I have competed before empty stadiums a lot in my career.
It is always possible to improve.
The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.
There is no magic move or secret that creates victory but lots of little items that, when added together, can make you victorious.
A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.
We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
The Ancient Games are relatively obscure to most Olympians, but to understand just what the Games are about, it is really necessary to investigate the roots and the meaning that has transformed culture and society for so many years.
During the 60's, drug use was in fashion in the U.S.
One of the key elements is the ability to be honest with yourself.
People need to know that by donating, coaching, and just lending support, anyone can become part of the wonderful global family.
A key factor is to do training that is fun.
Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.
I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease.
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.
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