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Healthier Inclined

At the most elite level, your nutrition becomes a lifestyle: it's not something you have to do when you're preparing for Olympic games or World Cup games - you just do it. You're more inclined to eat healthier because it's better for your muscles.

- Abby Wambach

Olympic Gold Put

I'm not a cheater, but if I win Olympic gold and people are looking at me and saying I am a cheat because I've won, it's hugely disrespectful given the hard work I've put in.

- Adam Peaty

Washing Having

There is enough going on in Olympic year without having to do my own cooking and washing.

- Adam Peaty

Racing Against

I'm going into my first Olympics, whereas people I'm racing against are going into their third and fourth and probably last Olympics. So there's more pressure on them to perform. I've still got a whole future ahead of me. I am not even the Olympic champ.

- Adam Peaty

Sacrifices Cent

Olympic champions should be 100 per cent athletes who have made the sacrifices.

- Adam Peaty

Achieve Been

To win Olympic gold has been a dream for me for seven or eight years now, so it was amazing to actually achieve that.

- Adam Peaty

Yes Figure

Yes, I am the Olympic champion, but this is not the end of it. I want all the gold that there is out there, everything that exists in figure skating. In all events, in all competitions.

- Adelina Sotnikova

Strong Watching

The Olympic dream was born in 2010 during the qualifications to Vancouver. And when I was watching those Olympics from the sidelines, I felt that I wanted to have my Games. I understood that it wouldn't be easy to make them, especially now that in Russia there are a lot of strong girls.

- Adelina Sotnikova

Olympics Compete

It's the Olympics. And it was a long way for me. To compete at the Olympic Games, I dreamed of any medal, but frankly speaking, I wanted a gold one.

- Adelina Sotnikova

Through Compete

The Olympic Games are highly commercialised. They purport to follow the traditions of an ancient athletics competition, but today it is the commercial aspect that is most apparent. I have seen how, through sport, cities and corporations compete against each other for financial gain.

- Ai Weiwei

Spirit Include

I don't believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.

- Ai Weiwei

Week Been

This week, the world gathers in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic games. This is the extraordinary moment China has been dreaming of for 100 years. People have been longing for this moment, because it symbolises a turning point in China's relationship with the outside world.

- Ai Weiwei

Back Bed

Every now and then, you'll get one of those days when you're feeling rubbish or when you have to pretty much drag yourself out of bed to get to training. But then you'll see the Olympic pool, and all the excitement and adrenaline will come rushing back.

- Aimee Willmott

Brazil Obama

Obama might as well be president of Turkey or Brazil; it does not matter. It's the system that is absolutely flawed, where 25 or 35 or 50 people make multi, multi-billions on building Olympic structures while people live in Barbados and have no roads or clean drinking water. There's something pretty inequitable there.

- Al Jourgensen

Emotional Will

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.

- Alberto Tomba

United Some

African runners regularly work out in the United States and Europe, and the International Olympic Committee sends some of the cash from the Games to Olympic committees in poor nations, which use the money to finance their own programs.

- Alex Berenson

Skiing Been

I have been skiing since I was in school, but I'm not great. I am never going to break an Olympic record, I just want to go down the hills, on red or blue runs, but not... black.

- Alexander McQueen

Career Gymnast

Growing up I definitely looked up to Dominique Moceanu. She was my favorite gymnast and she was on that '96 Olympic team. She was always so fun to watch. I kind of wanted to model my career after hers.

- Alicia Sacramone

Mind Want

Beijing didn't go the way I planned and I would have liked to have performed a little bit better personally. After Beijing that is what stuck in my mind. I want a better Olympic finish.

- Alicia Sacramone

Been USA

If I had tried the Olympics any younger, I wouldn't have been as prepared as I am right now. But there are definitely a ton of juniors out there, all around the world and in the USA, that if there was no age limit, they could definitely make the Olympic team.

- Aly Raisman

Think Making

I feel like the thing that motivates me is not making the Olympic team. If I'm having a rough day, I think about how bad I want it.

- Aly Raisman

Team Believe

I can't believe that I'm on the Olympic team.

- Amnat Ruenroeng

Means Sport

The dullest Olympic sport is curling, whatever 'curling' means.

- Andy Rooney

Hockey Committed

In a way, by being fully committed to the Olympic movement globally, I'm better able to promote women's hockey and talk about women's hockey and put a face to women's hockey, to all the IOC members.

- Angela Ruggiero

Achieve Own

Do I feel any pressure as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history? None at all. The only pressures that I know I face are those of how to pay it forward: How can I continually make a positive impact in people's lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves?

- Apolo Ohno

United Sponsor

I know that BMW is now a sponsor of the USOC - of the United States Olympic Committee - so they offer the use of their aerodynamic speed-tunnel for testing and such for the athletes, which is a great advantage. But to be honest with you, I'd rather have a free car!

- Apolo Ohno

Every Day Surely

I never had one day that I didn't want to be on the ice, because I always had an objective for that day. I had a rigorous plan and schedule in place that I had to adhere to. It was a step-by-step process of slowly but surely inching toward the Olympic Games and using every day as a series of goals to be accomplished.

- Apolo Ohno

Pursuit Four

An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.

- Apolo Ohno

Find Competing

Olympic athletes have to find a job right after they're done competing.

- Apolo Ohno

My Life Been

My life has always been compartmentalized into different aspects. I have my speed skating Olympic pursuits, I have my personal life and have my business life and have my entertainment - TV - Hollywood - whatever have you - always compartmentalizing every aspect of my life.

- Apolo Ohno

Career Crucial

Every Olympic athlete prepares differently. For me, I am 100 percent into the sport. And if I decide to really make a crucial career decision to say, 'This is something I want to do,' I want to leave no stone unturned in my preparation.

- Apolo Ohno

Next Making

When you are at the Olympic Games, it comes down to a ten thousandth of a hair between making the next round or winning a race or getting second or third.

- Apolo Ohno

Caught Some

I rolled the second car that I ever owned, a Toyota 4 Runner. This was winter in Colorado, two weeks before the 2002 Olympic trials. I was driving in the outside lane, and my rear tire caught some black ice, and we totally turned sideways to the point where we were heading right toward the median.

- Apolo Ohno

Surrounded Putting

First and foremost, my involvement within the Olympic pursuit and Games were obviously surrounded by only putting the absolute best nutrients into my body.

- Apolo Ohno

Doing Young

Besides film, I'd like to be the young Regis. That would be great. Going back and forth from L.A. to New York. Doing stuff on food. Doing stuff on kids. Just talking about issues that are relevant. Doing things on the Olympic Games.

- Apolo Ohno

Race Like

Many track and field people know that if I stay relaxed and run my race like I'm supposed to, I will be the winner at the Olympic Games.

- Asafa Powell

Almost Approaching

I am almost 30 so I am approaching this one as if it will be my last Olympic Games. I want to put out 110 percent to make sure that I am up at the top.

- Asafa Powell

Always Smoothly

You always imagine everything will go so smoothly in the Olympic season.

- Ashley Wagner

Best Way Criteria

To have full and multiple criteria is the best way to decide who is best prepared to be on that Olympic team.

- Ashley Wagner

Would Accomplished

Adding an Olympic medal to everything that I have already accomplished would be so huge for me.

- Ashley Wagner

Country Given

The opportunity to represent your country at the Olympic Games is earned, not given.

- Ashton Eaton

Like Movie

The Olympic gold was like going to a theater and seeing a movie that had the ending you expected. But you left the theater thinking, 'You know, that was a good movie.'

- Ashton Eaton

Would Third

If I won a second Olympic title, maybe I would be tempted to go after a third.

- Ashton Eaton

Achieve Give

I must refine my training every day to give myself the best opportunity to achieve my dreams during the Olympic Games in Rio.

- Ashton Eaton

Very Shake

To win two Olympic golds in a row like Daley Thompson is very special. One day, I'm going to have to meet Daley, shake his hand, and thank him for giving me something to chase after.

- Ashton Eaton

Jumping Competing

Competing in show jumping is a school of life. And it's one of the few Olympic sports where men and women are equal.

- Charlotte Casiraghi

Still Dad

Ever since I knew Dad did pentathlon, I wanted to do it as well. I have seen all his old photos, and he still has his Olympic riding jacket, and that makes this even more special.

- Chloe Esposito

Hair Chest

I am actively campaigning for 'chest hair' to become an Olympic sport.

- Chris Carmack

Think Which

I think that there's something extremely beautiful about the Olympic ideal and its motto - 'Swifter, higher, stronger' - it's such a beautiful motto, and it celebrates everything which is the antithesis of death and dissolution and entropy.

- Chris Cleave

Think Pretty

Think about it - pro wrestling as an Olympic sport would be pretty cool. Look at figure skating or gymnastics - what is it? It's a choreographed performance that is judged.

- Chris Jericho

Always Freestyle

Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get.

- Chris Klein

Allow Represents

If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents.

- Clara Hughes

Big Pretty

Swimming and athletics are the big gigs at the Olympic games. Cycling and rowing are pretty big for Britain, but globally, the two big things are athletics and swimming.

- Clare Balding

College My Life

I learned to canoe at summer camp and thought I'd pursue Olympic whitewater canoeing. In my senior year of high school, I instead decided to attend M.I.T. I like to say I've had only two jobs in my life: whitewater canoeing instructor and wilderness guide in college, and C.E.O. of iRobot.

- Colin Angle

Could Trained

I trained with a few Olympic runners and jumpers. Just to try to get a little bit faster, a little bit better. Anything I could do to try to get a little bit better and stay ahead of the competition.

- Colin Kaepernick

Behind Wheels

If you skate with an Olympic level skater, they make you so much better because you're skating behind them, and you're trying to imitate their stride and their stance. It's like having the world's greatest training wheels.

- D. B. Sweeney

I Remember Weeks

I have the mentality of a winner. I first went to the Olympic Games when I was 17, three weeks after my O-levels, and I remember sitting in a dining-hall filled with the world's best athletes.

- Daley Thompson

Very World Record

Breaking the world record in '92 was a very special personal moment, but I'd say my favorite moment as a decathlete was winning the Olympic gold medal.

- Dan O'Brien

Years Very

Breaking the world record in '92 was a very special personal moment, but I'd say my favorite moment as a decathlete was winning the Olympic gold medal. It was a lot of years of work, and when I won it, it was more a sense of relief than jubilation or exaltation.

- Dan O'Brien

Medals Took

It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me.

- Dan O'Brien

Thought I Think

I was playing little league baseball when Bruce Jenner was winning the gold, but I don't think I was really paying attention at that time. It wasn't until 1980 - I think I was 12 years old - that I thought, 'Wow that's what I want to do. I want to be on the Olympic team.'

- Dan O'Brien

Through Making

When I feel like my body is exhausted, I focus on making my fifth Olympic team so I can push through it.

- Dana Torres

My Life Gotten

If I would have won that Olympic gold medal, I would have gotten a job somewhere coaching at a university, and I would be totally content with my life.

- Daniel Cormier

City Bring

I ran the effort to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to New York City. We lost - on a global scale. To my surprise, life went on, and I learnt that nobody cares about your failures as much as you do.

- Daniel L. Doctoroff

Game Aspects

Much in the way Olympic athletes optimize their game by paying an enormous - borderline maniacal - amount of attention to things like diet, exercise, sleep, and of course the essential R&R, we all would do well to pay more attention to those key aspects of our lives that comprise our overall health equation.

- David Agus

Country Been

2012 has been an extraordinary year for our country. We cheered our Queen to the rafters with the Jubilee, showed the world what we're made of by staging the most spectacular Olympic and Paralympic Games ever and - let's not forget - punched way above our weight in the medals table.

- David Cameron

Lose Distinction

I have the unique distinction of being on the only Olympic team to lose without controversy, and the only Pan Am Games team to lose without controversy.

- David Robinson

Career Very

The Olympics is a special event and winning is very important. For me as a world record holder and world champion, the only thing I am missing is the Olympic gold medal and that is what I want to achieve in my career.

- David Rudisha

Leader Warrior

Going to the Olympics as a Maasai I want to make them proud because, after the warm welcome they gave me when I went back and being their leader, I want to also be the warrior in the Olympics. That will be something good because that will be the first Olympic gold medal for the Maasai.

- David Rudisha

Olympics Missed

I was ready in 2008 for the Olympic Games but unfortunately I missed the Kenyan trials with a thigh injury. I watched those Olympics but it was tough to watch. But it was good in the end because a Kenyan, Wilfred Bungei, was the champion.

- David Rudisha

Father Brought

My father's encouragement is what has brought me this far, because when I grew up I wanted to be like him, and I knew I had that ability to become an athlete. Being an Olympian is one of the greatest things, and being an Olympic gold medallist is one of the most prestigious titles in the world.

- David Rudisha

Olympic Games Half

The Olympic games are already there and we don't have even half of what you need to train well.

- Dayron Robles

College Here

Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and going on to the Olympic Gold Medal. To me, that's the greatest upset of all time in any sport that I can think of.

- Jim McKay

Sports Basketball

Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.

- Jim Sensenbrenner

Back Britain

From meeting Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, teaming up, rehearsing, playing selected gigs outside of Britain, coming back into Olympic Studios to record the first album, and then going to America, which we crack open like a nut with the debut record - all that happened, literally, within months.

- Jimmy Page

Cut Had

I had my Olympic gold medal cut up into eleven pieces. Gave all eleven of my kids a piece. It'll come together again when they put me down.

- Joe Frazier

Proud Pretty

I'm pretty proud of having completed a marathon myself, so I can only imagine the pride that real athletes feel when they are picked for the Olympic or the Paralympic Games.

- Johann Lamont

Purpose Goodwill

If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.

- John Ridley

Love Lives

I love the Olympic Games. The Olympics are an event that few can fathom but all can enjoy, and that's why athletes work our whole lives to put on the greatest show on Earth.

- Johnny Weir

Village Guys

All the guys called the Olympic Village a high-class Boy Scout camp.

- Johnny Weissmuller

Green Navy

Extraordinary people are the Green Berets and the Navy Seals and the Olympic athletes - these are the ones who can face these extraordinary physical challenges and be triumphant.

- Jonathan Demme

Being So Much Fun

It was so much fun being in the Olympic Village and meeting all the athletes.

- Jordyn Wieber

Committee Ideal

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.

- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Against Bomber

I pointed out that the Atlanta Olympic bomber - as well as Timothy McVeigh and the people who protest against gay rights at military funerals - are Christians but we journalists don't identify them by their religion.

- Juan Williams

Committee Big

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.

- Austan Goolsbee

Education Means

The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.

- Avery Brundage

Art About

For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art.

- Avery Brundage

Tears Shed

On television, I have watched countless athletes from different countries, sports and Olympics stand proudly at the top of the podium and shed tears. They symbolized the Olympics for me because Olympic medals represent all of the hard work and sacrifices made by the athletes as well as the people who helped them reach the top of their sports.

- Hannah Kearney

Almost Before

An Olympic gold medal is something that almost seems like a fantasy. Yes, of course I want it, since I was a little kid, before I even knew what the World Cup tour was.

- Hannah Kearney

Year Maybe

If I'm able to win the world championships when I'm not even at my best, then with another year until Rio, maybe I could even become Olympic champion.

- Bianca Walkden

Olympic Games Era

The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.

- Bill Toomey

Very Eras

The Olympic movement is divided into two very distinct eras.

- Bill Toomey

Role Olympians

Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.

- Bill Toomey

Part Also

The fans and supporters are also part of the Olympic family.

- Bill Toomey

Rewarding Because

My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.

- Bill Toomey

New Could

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.

- Bob Beamon

Broadcast Some

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.

- Bob Costas

Rest Compete

Personally, just being able to compete in an Olympics, being part of an Opening Ceremony wearing a green jacket with the rest of the Australian Olympic team, would be a more than a dream come true.

- Henry Speight

Communist Gymnast

I was never invited to the White House. They invited that Olympic Russian gymnast - that little Communist, Olga Korbut.

- Bobby Fischer

Love Moved

I love short track. I competed in short track, I was a world champion in 1986 but at that point in time it wasn't in the Olympic Games so I moved into long track. Short track is a blast to skate and it's a blast to watch.

- Bonnie Blair