Once an Olympian, always an Olympian

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“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, father of the modern Olympic Games


“If I have a reason to do something, and I have enough passion, I generally succeed.”

– Leander Paes.


“I would not stop till I had filled up a bucket with my sweat. I would push myself so much that in the end I would collapse and I would have to be admitted to hospital, I would pray to God to save me, promise that I would be more careful in future. And then I would do it all over again.”

– Milkha Singh.


“One needs to plan precisely to be at the peak form during the Olympics. One can’t make the mistake of reaching the peak, a week earlier or a week later.”

– Prakash Padukone.

“Confidence is very important – even pretending to be Confident. If you make a Mistake but do not let your Opponent see what you are thinking then he may overlook the Mistake.”

– Viswanathan Anand.


“One of the thrills of playing at the top venues of the world is to see the Indian flag go up whenever I’m participating. That’s enough motivation for any Indian to perform there.”

– Sania Mirza.


“If i, being mother of two, can win a medal, so can you all, Take me as an example and dont give up”

– Mary Kom.


“My philosophy is to not be scared of anyone. If I play well, great; if I dont, I learn from the match and move on.”

– Saina Nehwal.


“You can’t say what the outcome of a competition is going to be, so now I am ready to accept any result that comes my way, if I give my best shot.”

– Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore


“Practice is a talent, Perseverance is a talent, Hard work is a talent”

– Abhinav Bindra


“Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.”

– Mahesh Bhupathi


“Nothing can add more power to your life, than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets”

– P.V Sindhu


“No one lives here for ever! This land belongs to the lord! So make most of the time you spend here! you have no liability, but just responsibility, for those who are end will follow their journey on this planet”

– Sushil Kumar




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