66 Inspiring Olympics Quotes from Players & Coaches

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Medals are awarded in each event, with gold medals for first place, silver for second and bronze for third. Following are the 66 best inspiring quotes about Olympics, quotes from Olympics athletes and their coaches.

Olympics Quotes from Players and coaches


“I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that’s true for a lot of women—sports gives you a part of your life where you can work at something and you look in the mirror and you like that person.” » Teri McKeever


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- Everything About The Olympics Was First Class, And Women Were Treated As Athletes And Equals. » Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz


“I didn’t set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best.” » Al Oerter Olympics30.com


“Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals.” » Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz


“The swimming and diving were held in part of the old moat … it was the clammiest, darkest place and the water was frigid.” » Alice Landon


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- A Lifetime Of Training For Just Ten Seconds. » Jesse Owens


“The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.” » Mitch Gaylord


“My will to live completely overcame my desire to win.” » Hungarian Alfred Hajos


“The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” » Bobby Knight


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- An Olympic Medal Is The Greatest Achievement And Honor That Can Be Received By An Athlete. I Would Swap Any World Title To Have Won Gold At The Olympics. » Jeff Fenech


“For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.” » Mary Lou Retton


“I run to be known as the greatest runner, the greatest of all time. I could not eat or sleep for a week after I lost in the (1992) Olympics. I have to win or die.” » Noureddine Morceli


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“The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.” » John Williams


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- I Have Been Dubbed 'The Girl Who Puts The Glamour Into Hammer'. » Sophie Hitchon


“Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.” » Pierre de Coubertin


“The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.” » Peggy Fleming


“Never put an age limit on your dreams.” » Dara Torres


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- I Was Not Talented Enough To Run And Smile At The Same Time. » Emil Zatopek


“This team just wasn’t good enough today, but they had the unity I always wanted. To have an American team like this has always been a dream of mine.” » Bela Karolyi


“At the Olympics, you there to do a job. I feel you should take it seriously. You should be respectful. You are putting on the red-white-and-blue and going out there to perform for your country.” » Shannon Miller


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


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- I Touched The Wall And All My Dreams, Hopes And Ambitions Basically Coalesced Into One Moment. » Australian Swimmer Duncan Armstrong


“As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics.” » Joe Sakic


“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” » Mark Spitz


“Curling is not a sport. I called my grandmother and told her she could win a gold medal because they have dusting in the Olympics now.” » Charles Barkley


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- I Think Sports Gave Me The First Place Where This Awkward Girl Could Feel Comfortable In My Own Skin. I Think That'S True For A Lot Of Women—Sports Gives You A Part Of Your I Run To Be Known As The Greatest Runner, The Greatest Of All Time. I Could Not Eat Or Sleep For A Week After I Lost In The (1992) Olympics. I Have To Win Or Die. » Noureddine


“There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved.” » Chris Brasher


“I was not talented enough to run and smile at the same time.” » Emil Zatopek


“What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It’s the pursuit of excellence.” » Ron O’Brien


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- I Always Thought, It Would Be Neat To Make The Olympic Team. » Michael Phelps


“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” » Billie Jean King


“I swam my brains out.” » Mark Spitz


“Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.” » Michael Phelps


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- For Athletes, The Olympics Are The Ultimate Test Of Their Worth. » Mary Lou Retton


“My only focus was the Olympics because in my sport, that is the ultimate. Everything is geared toward that, and my entire life was geared around getting there and winning gold.” » Cammi Granato


“There can be distractions, but if you’re isolated from the heart of the Games, the Olympics become just another competition.” » Mary Lou Retton


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- I Swam My Brains Out. » Mark Spitz


“Sometimes it’s just the beer and bikinis that get people to come and watch, but it’s the competition that’s keeping them there.” » U.S. beach volleyballer Kerri Walsh Jennings


“I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.” » Michael Phelps Runnersworld.com


“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” » Wilma Rudolph


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- I Still Can'T Believe I Won The Olympics. That'S What I Feel Right Now - Completely Alive As A Human Being. It'S A Really Beautiful Moment. » Clara Hughes


“I still can’t believe I won the Olympics. That’s what I feel right now – completely alive as a human being. It’s a really beautiful moment.” » Clara Hughes


“I don’t plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously we plan on winning.” » Gregg Troy


“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” » Mary Lou Retton


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- As A Kid, You Dream Of Winning The Stanley Cup. As You Get Older, You Understand The Importance Of Winning The Olympics. » Joe Sakic


“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” » Mia Hamm


“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” » Herb Brooks


“To anyone who has started out on a long campaign believing that the gold medal was destined for him, the feeling when, all of a sudden, the medal has gone somewhere else is quite indescribable.” » Sebastian Coe


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- Never Put An Age Limit On Your Dreams. » Dara Torres


“An Olympic medal is the greatest achievement and honor that can be received by an athlete. I would swap any World Title to have won gold at the Olympics.” » Jeff Fenech


“I wanted no part of politics. And I wasn’t in Berlin to compete against any one athlete. The purpose of the Olympics, anyway, was to do your best. As I’d learned long ago from Charles Riley, the only victory that counts is the one over yourself.” » Jesse Owens


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- My Only Focus Was The Olympics Because In My Sport, That Is The Ultimate. Everything Is Geared Toward That, And My Entire Life Was Geared Around Getting There And Winning Gold.” » Cammi Granato


“There’s always a point where you get knocked down. But I draw on what I’ve learned on the track: If you work hard, things will work out.” » Lolo Jones


“You have to train your mind like you train your body.” » Bruce Jenner


“In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.” » Olympic Oath for athletes


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- It Is The Inspiration Of The Olympic Games That Drives People Not Only To Compete But To Improve, And To Bring Lasting Spiritual And Moral Benefits To The Athlete And Inspiration To Those Lucky Enough To Witness The Athletic Dedication. » Herb Elliot


“All I’ve done is run fast. I don’t see why people should make much fuss about that.” » Fanny Blankers-Koen


“She’s a fighter, and she does the long program well, so we’ll see how it turns out. And in figure skating, it’s never over until the fat lady sings.” » Frank Carroll


“The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.” » Dawn Fraser


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- Life Where You Can Work At Something And You Look In The Mirror And You Like That Person. » Teri McKeever


“I got a bronze medal and I can’t complain about that, the only African-American to get a medal in the Winter Olympics.” » Debi Thomas


“A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.” » Jesse Owens


“It has been said that the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is something that an athlete will remember for the rest of their life. It is true. That moment when you walk into the Olympic Stadium as part of the Australian Olympic Team, is a moment that I will never forget.” » Jeff Fenech


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- At The Olympics, You Are There To Do A Job. I Feel You Should Take It Seriously. You Should Be Respectful. You Are Putting On The Red-White-And-Blue And Going Out There To Perform For Your Country. » Shannon Miller


“It’s always an honor to be able to represent your country at the highest level.” » Basheer Abdullah


“If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard.” » Jesse Owens


“I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train.” » Michael Phelps


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- They Picked Me For A Doping Test. They Simply Cannot Believe That Such A Great Body Can Be Built Without Any Banned Stuff. » Zoltan Szcesi


“I have a rule on my team: When we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it’s tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody.” » Mike Krzyzewski


“They picked me for a doping test. They simply cannot believe that such a great body can be built without any banned stuff.” » Zoltan Szcesi Outsports.com


“The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast program of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.” » Avery Brundage


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- You Were Born To Be A Player. You Were Meant To Be Here. This Moment Is Yours. » Herb Brooks


“The Olympics have been with the world since 776 B.C., and have only been interrupted by war, especially in the modern era.” » Bill Toomey


“The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.” » Pierre de Coubertin


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- The Six Colors, Including The White Background, Represent The Colors Of All The World'S Flags ... This Is A True International Emblem. » Pierre De Coubertin


“In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them in the true spirit of sportsmanship.” » Olympic Oath for judges


“I touched the wall and all my dreams, hopes and ambitions basically coalesced into one moment.” » Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- You Have To Train Your Mind Like You Train Your Body. » Bruce Jenner


“One shouldn’t be afraid to lose; this is sport. One day you win; another day you lose. Of course, everyone wants to be the best. This is normal. This is what sport is about. This is why I love it.” » Oksana Baiul


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“You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.” » Larry Brown


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- Nothing Is Impossible. With So Many People Saying It Couldn’T Be Done, All It Takes Is An Imagination. » Michael Phelps


“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” » Olympic creed


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- The Key Is Not The Will To Win. Everybody Has That. It Is The Will To Prepare To Win That Is Important. » Bobby Knight


“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.” » Florence Griffith Joyner


“It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication.” » Herb Elliot


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- The First Thing Is To Love Your Sport. Never Do It To Please Someone Else. It Has To Be Yours. » Peggy Fleming


“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” » Eddie Reese


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- When Anyone Tells Me I Can'T Do Anything, I'M Just Not Listening Anymore. » Florence Griffith Joyner


“The six colors, including the white background, represent the colors of all the world’s flags – This is a true international emblem.” » Pierre de Coubertin


“Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.” » Bill Bowerman


“I have been dubbed ‘the girl who puts the glamour into hammer’.” » Sophie Hitchon


Inspiring Olympics Quotes- Victory Is In Having Done Your Best. If You'Ve Done Your Best, You'Ve Won. » Bill Bowerman


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