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Brian Boitano Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Brian Boitano.

The U.S.
Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an
athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways
than just on the playing field,
in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles,
and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
- Brian Boitano

Sasha gets a raw deal from the press.
She makes one mistake in her program and people rip
her for not pulling it off when it counts.
But she never falls apart.
She never just completely folds and misses everything.
Usually it's just one mistake.
- Brian Boitano

The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat,
but your body of work is what people remember you for.
- Brian Boitano

Kat and I were in our 20s when we won in '88.
Our personalities were already established.
We were ready to move on to a life of professional skating.
- Brian Boitano

 

That's what amateur skating is about,
technical expertise, and it should always stay that way.
- Brian Boitano

Plus the public's attention span is so short right now,
if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot...
well it's not like people will forget you,
but they just won't care anymore.
- Brian Boitano

So the programs all start to all look the same.
I watched one free skating competition,
and I thought I was watching a short program.
Everyone was doing exactly the same elements.
- Brian Boitano

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I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning
the Olympics because everything that I've done after
that is really because of the Olympics.
- Brian Boitano

Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural
progression of the sport,
of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
- Brian Boitano

The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which
reckons with the reality of life,
and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations
must be admitted to them.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of
the springtime of humanity.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances.
Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic
success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.
- Mary Lou Retton

People could see in me who I am now,
an Olympic champ,
the best in the world.
- Cathy Freeman

Nothing I have done professionally will top the feeling
I got when singing with John Farnham at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
- Olivia Newton-John

There's not a whole lot of events out there on television,
especially in the years between Olympic Games.
- Shannon Miller

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

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

I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games,
I wasn't compete in big competition like,
World Championship, like European Championship.
I just competed in national competition.
- Olga Korbut

No, I don't run all the way.
I'm not like an Olympic class runner.
- Bruce McCulloch

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

The Olympic Games is the ultimate level of competition.
- Russell Mark

Join me in Olympic Heros for Abstinence.
The best sex is no sex.
- Kurt Angle

As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
- Nadia Comaneci

My greatest honour was to be included in the Australian Olympic team in 1992,
1996 and hopefully 2000.
- Rhonda Cator

The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation
of the individual athlete.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

And, in nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I wasn't
really going to be a star,
and overnight I became a star.
- Olga Korbut

As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew
at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
- Marion Jones

I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
- Michael Phelps

You do not boo an Olympic Gold Medalist.
I'm the best in the world.
I came here for you.
You dont' boo me.
- Kurt Angle

Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically.
I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater,
not a real person.
- Oksana Baiul

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

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

The Olympic movement is divided into two very distinct eras.
- Bill Toomey

Every once in a while I run the Olympic downhill in Japan in my head.
I think of how the energy is going to flow and then
I make it all work for myself.
- Picabo Street

I wouldn't say that there's ever been an Olympic champion
that didn't deserve to win an Olympic Gold Medal.
- Dorothy Hamill

Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The dullest Olympic sport is curling,
whatever 'curling' means.
- Andy Rooney

In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing:
sporting loyalty.
- Pierre de Coubertin

So, in a way I was hedging and saying that if the Olympic
stuff doesn't work out at least I can be a lawyer.
- Frank Shorter

That's because the International Olympic Committee
has a policy of never replacing medals.
- Mary Lou Retton

Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.
- Bill Toomey

The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me,
three Olympic gold medals.
I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me,
ever.
- Wilma Rudolph

Of course, most people remember that I received the
first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
- Nadia Comaneci

My training has been going really well these past few
days and my goal is to keep it up for the next few
weeks and hopefully earn a spot on the U.S.
Olympic team.
- Sasha Cohen

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

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.
- Bill Toomey

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part;
the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
- Pierre de Coubertin

And I suggested to change very simple way to Olympic Games,
in one competition, two different levels.
Separate from, until sixteen, and after sixteen years old.
- Olga Korbut

As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential
to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career
developed only by lucky circumstances.
- Peter Snell

And from that nineteen sixty four, this was my goal to go to Olympic Games.
And I realized what does it mean, Olympic Games,
like big celebration.
- Olga Korbut

Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is
a big part of the Olympic experience.
- Mary Lou Retton

My academic schedule is lighter this year because it's an Olympic year.
- Sasha Cohen

I didn't train to make the Olympic team until 1968.
I simply trained for the moment.
I never even imagined I would be an Olympic athlete.
It always seemed to evolve.
- Dick Fosbury

We can't all win Olympic medals.
Even I never won one.
- Esther Williams

My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.
- Bill Toomey

My goal is one Olympic gold medal.
Not many people in this world can say,
'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'
- Michael Phelps

Yesterday the flame of the Olympic torch was carried
through our great state on its way to Salt Lake City.
- Jane D. Hull

For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped
in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.
- Mary Lou Retton

I'm quite excited to think that I will run the Olympic race here next year.
- Hermann Maier

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

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

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Most other competitions are individual achievements,
but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.
- Scott Hamilton

In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district,
they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work.
This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more.
- Norm Dicks

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.
- Andy Rooney

I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games;
I won a gold medal.
- Scott Hamilton

Smith and Carlos aside, I object to using the Olympic
awards stand to make a political statement.
- Brent Musburger

What I can tell them is the way you become an Olympic
champion is to start working now.
I tell them why it's always worth it to put the time
and effort into something you want to be good at.
- Rafer Johnson


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