Men and women who go beyond the realm of imagination. Who push themselves to the limit. Who prove that impossible is only just a word.
Talent yes. But years of hard-work. Of persistence. Of single minded dedication. Of dreaming a dream, and making it come true- or not.
Whether they win medals or our hearts, or both, the Olympians are a special breed. They are heros, and teach us that we can be too.
I no longer let my kids watch television, but the Olympics is another thing. They can watch all they want. And be inspired.