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Author's Note: 5 Amazing Olympic Athletes

I love the Olympics. Really, really love them. As in, I do little else but sit glued to the TV for the two weeks they run. (Uh, sorry Boss.) So, obviously, I extremely enjoyed writing this article. These were all such wonderful and inspiring stories. Reading about Jesse Owens, for example, definitely left me a little teary eyed. So did writing about Thomas Bimis and Nikolaos Siranidis. I remember watching them on TV as they found out they had emerged from the competition victorious. Their incredible excitement and pure elation is something I will never forget. And not to overlook giving Babe Didrikson a shout out here, she was simply one of the most amazing athletes ever. I'm such a fan I've even visited her museum. That was one impressive lady!

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