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August 08, 2012
  Trials and tribulations of Olympic gloryPDF files may take a moment to load

For most track and field athletes, fame and fortune isn’t a likely outcome. Even for the ones who achieve relative success — placing well in international competitions, qualifying for the Olympics — sponsorships are likely to cover equipment costs and some travel expenses, but that’s it.

Compared to the Stanley Cup or the Superbowl, making it to the Olympics is important for solely non-monetary reasons. It justifies the time spent training, the sacrifices of family members and the careers put on hold.

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August 09, 2012
  The greatest of all Olympic folliesPDF files may take a moment to load

This message has been prevalent during the London 2012 Olympic Games: Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic athlete of all time and has the hardware to prove it. Countless articles have been written to this effect in the aftermath of the American swimmer’s record-breaking 22 medals.

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March 04, 2010
  A patriotic awakeningPDF files may take a moment to load

These past Olympics, something happened to my sense of identity. Pundits are touting this as a great awakening of patriotic pride for Canadians. Hate to prove a cliche right, but I couldn't agree more.

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March 04, 2010
  With glowing hearts...extinguishedPDF files may take a moment to load

Living in a country where all signs point to hockey, it may come as a surprise to many Canadians that the winter Olympics' marquee event has traditionally been women's figure skating. You also might not know that as Canadians were "transformed" by the experience of hosting the 2010 winter games, we have, in our transformation, accrued nearly every quality that we have secretly loathed in our southern neighbours.

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February 11, 2010
  Goyette feels Olympic excitement, talks of pressure of the maple leafPDF files may take a moment to load

Danielle Goyette wishes she could be in Vancouver for the start of the Olympics. That's probably a natural reaction for any former Olympic athlete, considering how rare the opportunity to compete in front of home fans on the highest and brightest stage in the world is.

"Its getting closer to the opening ceremony," says the three-time Olympian, double gold, single silver medalist. "You can feel it, people are getting excited."

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January 31, 2002
  FAREWELL AND GOOD LUCKPDF files may take a moment to load

There are certain words that get a new lease on life when the Olympic Games roll around. Words like "sacrifice," "passion," "commitment" and "vision" are normally meaningless, dusty and tired words, used in earnestness but with little real conviction.

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