Olympics Games Quotes

Olympics Games Quotes by Pierre de Coubertin, Herb Elliott, Michael Phelps, Harry Burns, Jesse Owens, Sebastian Coe and many others.

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not wi

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
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 Elliott
Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.
Michael Phelps
Had my dream again where I’m making love, and the Olympic judges are watching. I’d nailed the compulsories, so this is it, the finals. I got a 9.8 from the Canadians, a perfect 10 from the Americans, and my mother, disguised as an East German judge, gave me a 5.6. Must have been the dismount.
Harry Burns
If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard.
Jesse Owens
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
The Olympics are always a special competition. It is very difficult to predict what will happen.
Sergei Bubka
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 Towner Williams
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
The obvious precedent for Beijing 2008 was the Berlin Olympics, in 1936. Both were showcases for a muscle-flexing nation, although Hitler made an elementary error when he chose not to dress his young National Socialists in lime-green catsuits laced with twinkling fairy lights.
Anthony Lane
The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.
Dawn Fraser
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
There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved.
Chris Brasher
The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.
Jesse Owens
If you’re fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.
Mark Spitz
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
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Wilma Rudolph
For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
Mary Lou Retton
Never put an age limit on your dreams.
Dara Torres
I can’t remember the last day I didn’t train.
Michael Phelps
In the name of all competitors I promise that we will take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by all the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.
Pierre de Coubertin
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
The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.
Pierre de Coubertin
The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.
Pierre de Coubertin
At an Olympics Game, you want to enjoy it, especially if you know it’s going to be your last one.
Shannon Miller
When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.
Florence Griffith Joyner
Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.
Pierre de Coubertin
There can be distractions, but if you’re isolated from the heart of the Games, the Olympics become just another competition.
Mary Lou Retton
Runners in the western world have a tendency to create psychological barriers for themselves, but Morceli runs at will, with no inhibitions.
Eamonn Coghlan
You have to train your mind like you train your body.
Bruce Jenner
Performance enhancing drugs are banned in the Olympics. OK, we can swing with that. But performance ‘debilitating’ drugs should not be banned. Smoke a joint and win the 100 metres, fair play for you. That’s pretty good. Unless someone’s dangling a Mars bar off in the distance.
Eddie Izzard
As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics.
Joe Sakic