History Heartwarming / OlympicGames

2nd Jul '17 12:32:23 PM nekonaito
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* At the 2014 Olympics, figure skating legend Mao Asada, at what would eventually turn out to be her final Olympics, had a disastrous short program that left her in ''16th'' going into the long program, despite being one of the challengers to win. With the pressure off, Asada skated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH9AA39jPJY a beautiful and flawless long program]] that left her in TearsOfJoy at the end. Although she didn't finish on the podium like she wanted, she had her Olympic moment and skated what is still considered to be one of the greatest performances of all time.

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* At the 2014 Olympics, figure skating legend Mao Asada, at what would eventually turn out to be her final Olympics, had a disastrous short program that left her in ''16th'' going into the long program, despite being one of the challengers to win. With the pressure off, Asada skated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH9AA39jPJY a beautiful and flawless long program]] that left her in TearsOfJoy at the end. Although she didn't finish on the podium like she wanted, she had her Olympic moment and skated what is still considered to be one of the greatest performances of all time.
* Michael Phelps' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIYanq5gH8 final Olympic race]], which resulted in one more gold. After the race, the crowd gives him a roaring ovation, and you can tell he's getting emotional over the moment. All in all, a great way to say goodbye to one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all
time.
23rd May '17 5:20:05 PM nekonaito
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* One of the most memorable images of the Barcelona 1992 Olympics came from somebody who techinially failed to finish - one of the semifinals in the men's 200m saw Derek Redmond pull up with 250m left with a torn hamstring. Rather than having his Olympic career ended on a stretcher, he got up and, with help from his father, finished the race to a standing ovation. One of the first people to console him afterwards was Linford Christie, with both men in tears; before the Games, the two had had an openly hostile relationship.

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* One of the most memorable images of the Barcelona 1992 Olympics came from somebody who techinially failed to finish - one of the semifinals in the men's 200m saw Derek Redmond pull up with 250m left with a torn hamstring. Rather than having his Olympic career ended on a stretcher, he got up and, with help from his father, finished the race to a standing ovation. One of the first people to console him afterwards was Linford Christie, with both men in tears; before the Games, the two had had an openly hostile relationship.relationship.
* At the 2014 Olympics, figure skating legend Mao Asada, at what would eventually turn out to be her final Olympics, had a disastrous short program that left her in ''16th'' going into the long program, despite being one of the challengers to win. With the pressure off, Asada skated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH9AA39jPJY a beautiful and flawless long program]] that left her in TearsOfJoy at the end. Although she didn't finish on the podium like she wanted, she had her Olympic moment and skated what is still considered to be one of the greatest performances of all time.
29th Dec '16 9:30:22 AM nombretomado
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* After winning the women's 10,000m at the 1992 summer games, Ethiopian athlete Derartu Tulu embraced the silver medalist, white South African Elana Meyer and ran a victory lap with her. Made special by the fact that the 1992 games were the first games UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica were allowed to participate in after being banned from competition by the IOC for nearly 30 years because of [[TheApartheidEra apartheid]].

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* After winning the women's 10,000m at the 1992 summer games, Ethiopian athlete Derartu Tulu embraced the silver medalist, white South African Elana Meyer and ran a victory lap with her. Made special by the fact that the 1992 games were the first games UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica were allowed to participate in after being banned from competition by the IOC for nearly 30 years because of [[TheApartheidEra [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra apartheid]].
15th Dec '16 12:55:23 PM RoseAndHeather
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** There's also how nice they were to gymnasts from other countries. They were incredibly friendly to their chief competitors from Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia. Aly and Simone even tried to bring over Aliya Mustafina (the Russian gymnast who got bronze for her floor routine) for a picture following their victories, and Aliya was the first to hug and congratulate them afterward.

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** There's also how nice they were to gymnasts from other countries. They were incredibly friendly to their chief competitors from Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia. Aly and Simone even tried to bring over Aliya Mustafina (the Russian gymnast who got bronze for her floor routine) in the all-around) for a picture following their victories, and Aliya was the first to hug and congratulate them afterward.
9th Dec '16 1:19:32 PM DarcyFoster
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* One of the most memorable images of the Barcelona 1992 Olympics came from somebody who techinially failed to finish - one of the semifinals in the men's 200m saw Derek Redmond pull up with 250m left with a torn hamstring. Rather than having his Olympic career ended on a stretcher, he got up and, with help from his father, finished the race to a standing ovation.

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* One of the most memorable images of the Barcelona 1992 Olympics came from somebody who techinially failed to finish - one of the semifinals in the men's 200m saw Derek Redmond pull up with 250m left with a torn hamstring. Rather than having his Olympic career ended on a stretcher, he got up and, with help from his father, finished the race to a standing ovation. One of the first people to console him afterwards was Linford Christie, with both men in tears; before the Games, the two had had an openly hostile relationship.
21st Nov '16 12:40:40 PM DarcyFoster
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* One moment that went viral was a selfie taken by gymnasts Lee Eun Ju (South Korea) and Hong Un Jong (North Korea). A moment of friendliness that we can only hope encourages peace between the rival countries.

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* One moment that went viral was a selfie taken by gymnasts Lee Eun Ju (South Korea) and Hong Un Jong (North Korea). A moment of friendliness that we can only hope encourages peace between the rival countries.countries.
* One of the most memorable images of the Barcelona 1992 Olympics came from somebody who techinially failed to finish - one of the semifinals in the men's 200m saw Derek Redmond pull up with 250m left with a torn hamstring. Rather than having his Olympic career ended on a stretcher, he got up and, with help from his father, finished the race to a standing ovation.
2nd Nov '16 8:23:17 PM RoseAndHeather
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** There's also how nice they were to gymnasts from other countries. They were incredibly friendly to their chief competitors from Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia. Aly and Simone even tried to bring over Aliya Mustafina (the Russian gymnast who got bronze for her floor routine) for a picture following their victories.

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** There's also how nice they were to gymnasts from other countries. They were incredibly friendly to their chief competitors from Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia. Aly and Simone even tried to bring over Aliya Mustafina (the Russian gymnast who got bronze for her floor routine) for a picture following their victories.victories, and Aliya was the first to hug and congratulate them afterward.
17th Sep '16 7:48:45 AM Tiggerific
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* Speaking of gymnastics, Brazil winning silver ''and'' bronze for the men's floor exercise. Both athletes were in floods of tears.
30th Aug '16 6:49:15 PM BugsFan17
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* After Brazil's gold medal win against Germany in the Men's Soccer finals, the absolutely ''wonderful'' sound of the stadium singing along to the Brazilian national anthem is meserizing

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* After Brazil's gold medal win against Germany in the Men's Soccer finals, the absolutely ''wonderful'' sound of the stadium singing along to the Brazilian national anthem is meserizingmesmerizing.
* The camaraderie among the [[TrueCompanions 2016 US gymnastics team]]. One cute moment came after Aly Raisman's semi-final floor routine: she finished [[TearsOfJoy in tears]] and gave Simone Biles a hug. Simone could be heard saying, "No crying" - she knew full well that it'd just make her start crying as well before her routine.
** There's also how nice they were to gymnasts from other countries. They were incredibly friendly to their chief competitors from Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia. Aly and Simone even tried to bring over Aliya Mustafina (the Russian gymnast who got bronze for her floor routine) for a picture following their victories.
* One moment that went viral was a selfie taken by gymnasts Lee Eun Ju (South Korea) and Hong Un Jong (North Korea). A moment of friendliness that we can only hope encourages peace between the rival countries.
21st Aug '16 11:31:49 PM lalaTKG
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** Every single athlete carried in a seed into the stadium, which will be planted after the games is over to create the Athlete's Forest. There are 11,000 in total.

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** Every single athlete carried in a seed into the stadium, which will be planted after the games is over to create the Athlete's Forest. There are 11,000 in total.total.
* After Brazil's gold medal win against Germany in the Men's Soccer finals, the absolutely ''wonderful'' sound of the stadium singing along to the Brazilian national anthem is meserizing
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