What The Olympics Should Be About

This isn’t the first time that I have shared this video but it is worth doing so again for a host of reasons.  What I see in this video is what the Olympic Spirit is about. It is the willingness to push through pain and to try and do something extraordinary because it is The Olympics and not because you are getting paid to do it.

And as a father I cannot help but identify with the dad in this. I would do the same for my children without question.

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BruceSallan
BruceSallan

There's a biblical saying about this..."If I am not for myself, then who is for me?"

BruceSallan
BruceSallan

There's a biblical saying about this..."If I am not for myself, then who is for me?"

charlieandsheba
charlieandsheba

Well Jack and readers, After watching Team  Great Britain versus South Korea in men's soccer last night,the Olympic spirit is alive and well. The game ended in a tie, so they went into overtime, still in a deadlock! Then the penalty phase, the dreaded penalty kicks. My team lost, but they tried so hard, tired legs and all.Very proud of them, great effort!

charlieandsheba
charlieandsheba

Well Jack and readers, After watching Team  Great Britain versus South Korea in men's soccer last night,the Olympic spirit is alive and well. The game ended in a tie, so they went into overtime, still in a deadlock! Then the penalty phase, the dreaded penalty kicks. My team lost, but they tried so hard, tired legs and all.Very proud of them, great effort!

Jens
Jens

Wow. This is the first time I've seen it. I highly agree. That's what the Olympics should be all about.Great stuff Jack.

charlieandsheba
charlieandsheba

Wow, pretty powerfull stuff there, tears in my eyes as well. Thanks for sharing and totally agree with you and your readers. A lesson for us all. Have a great day everyone.

charlieandsheba
charlieandsheba

Wow, pretty powerfull stuff there, tears in my eyes as well. Thanks for sharing and totally agree with you and your readers. A lesson for us all. Have a great day everyone.

bdorman264
bdorman264

That was quite a moving moment; knowing the endless hours put into training just so he could compete all to have it crash and burn because of an injury. Just being there was a victory all by itself....

bdorman264
bdorman264

That was quite a moving moment; knowing the endless hours put into training just so he could compete all to have it crash and burn because of an injury. Just being there was a victory all by itself....

Hajra
Hajra

This is the first time I have seen this and I have tears in my eye. For the pain he is going through and for the extreme support he has from his dad. 

Hajra
Hajra

This is the first time I have seen this and I have tears in my eye. For the pain he is going through and for the extreme support he has from his dad. 

TheJackB
TheJackB

BruceSallan Yes. it is one of my favorites:Hillel says, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

@BruceSallan 

Yes. it is one of my favorites:

Hillel says, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

TheJackB
TheJackB

charlieandsheba That is cool. Always good when you can walk away with a smile, whether on the pitch, in the stands or at home.

TheJackB
TheJackB

Jens You hate to see an athlete get hurt, but watching his father run out of the stands was special.

TheJackB
TheJackB

Mark_Harai If that doesn't move people I really don't know what will. It just kills me, but in a good way.

TheJackB
TheJackB

charlieandsheba Glad you enjoyed it. That is the kind of thing that makes us tear up, but is also inspirational.

TheJackB
TheJackB

bdorman264 My first thought was about how badly I felt knowing how hard he must have worked to get there. I don't want to say it is tragic because it doesn't meet my definition, but disappointing is definitely on the list.But I love watching his dad pick him up so that he could catch his breath and finish the race.

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

@bdorman264 My first thought was about how badly I felt knowing how hard he must have worked to get there. I don't want to say it is tragic because it doesn't meet my definition, but disappointing is definitely on the list.

But I love watching his dad pick him up so that he could catch his breath and finish the race.

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

Hajra  I don't think Bill Dorman approves of crying in social media... (Or was that rule just for guys... hmm)

TheJackB
TheJackB

Hajra His father is great.

Jens
Jens

TheJackB true.

Hajra
Hajra

Mark_Harai bdorman264 I am a girl and I will bawl like a baby! ;)BTW Wasn't it bdorman264 who shaved his legs for getting the sisterhood award or something.... hmmm....

Hajra
Hajra

Mark_Harai Men..... 

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

Hajra  Haha!  The invisible blogger (Bill Dorman shaves his legs!You know, I've heard that once you start shaving your legs you can't stop because it grows back faster and thicker each time you do it :oNow I know what to get Bill for his birthday :p

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

@Hajra  Haha!  The invisible blogger (@Bill Dorman shaves his legs!

You know, I've heard that once you start shaving your legs you can't stop because it grows back faster and thicker each time you do it :o

Now I know what to get Bill for his birthday :p