I was going to charge for this, but my kids attended a
clinic given by Olympic medalist Tom Dolan*. He let the kids hold
his gold medal and hang it around their necks to have their picture taken. He was so gracious and the kids were
so thrilled, that I felt I would try to pass on some of that positive "Olympic experience" by giving away this
eBook at no charge.
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There are lessons to be learned from the Olympic Games ... an awe-inspiring struggle of sport
that gives us the opportunity to think of all the blood, sweat and trears these athletes have devoted to get
to the Games and of the countless who have given all the same but who did not.
I hope you enjoy this selection of 150 inspiring, motivating and
insightful quotes from those dedicated athletes whose performance rose above the rest to bring them to Olympic
To Your Success,
*Tom Dolan (born September 15,
1975) is a swimmer from the United States, who won a gold medal and silver medal at the 2000 Summer
Olympics and a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He swam for the University of Michigan in AnnArbor,
under the guidance of coach Jon Urbanchek.
Dolan grew up
swimming for Rick Curl and the Curl-Burke Swim Club, along with Washington Golf & Country Club during
the summer. Dolan held the world record in the 400 m individual medley longer than any other swimmer in
history (eight years). He is the third swimmer to win successive 400 m I.M. Olympic gold medals (1996 and
2000), along with Hungary's Darnyi and Michael Phelps.
At 6'7" tall and 3%
body fat, shoe-size 14, Dolan was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma and a narrowed windpipe, which
would side-line the normal person. He only trained harder and exhaustion, dizziness and occasional
blackouts never stopped him from swimming. Dolan also set two world records, won two gold medals in World
Championship swimming, won nine NCAA National Championships and fourteen U.S. National Championships. He
was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in 2006.