Zitat des Tages von Bill Toomey:
Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.
Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended.
My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.
The Olympic movement is divided into two very distinct eras.
We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life.
I have competed before empty stadiums a lot in my career.
Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these sportsmen were not anyone's enemies.
The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.
If it were easy, it would have no value.
I have read many studies out of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and they demonstrated that Vitamin E, Co-Q-10, and Fish Oil could protect the immune system of athletes and prevent disease.
The fans and supporters are also part of the Olympic family.
There is no one magic move or secret that creates victory, but lots of little items that when added together can make you victorious.
My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
When I competed, it was for honor and country. It was a privilege to be a part of the U.S. team.
Understand from top to bottom what the effort requires.
Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.
A key factor is to do training that is fun.
I think that money has changed my sport.
Too many athletes do not admit their weaknesses.
Too many athletes don't have the ability to set a goal and then carefully go towards it.
Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same.
It is always possible to improve.
Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.
During the 60's, drug use was in fashion in the U.S.
Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us, but to really understand the true scope and depth of the movement requires more investigation and concentration.
Olympians are the product of the Movement, and to get them to the stadiums, pools and playing fields, it takes the actions of legions of people who might not be Olympians.
The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.
As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for optimum health are diet and exercise.
The Ancient Games are relatively obscure to most Olympians, but to understand just what the Games are about, it is really necessary to investigate the roots and the meaning that has transformed culture and society for so many years.
Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.
The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.