The launch of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games has made me reflect on the many hurdles female athletes have faced since the modern Olympic games began. At the Paris Games in 1900, women competed only in croquet, lawn tennis, and golf. The striving, achievement, and excellence of Olympic women athletes – and the Olympic Creed “Swifter, Higher, Stronger” – is an inspiration for all of us whether we are rewarded with a gold medal or not. Women all over the world continue to push themselves harder to achieve more every year.
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Adversity, if you allow it to, will fortify you and make you the best you can be.
– Kerri Walsh Jennings, Women’s Volleyball
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
– Olympic Games, 1908