History Heartwarming / OlympicGames

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
21st Aug '16 6:18:43 AM Tiggerific
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* Despite many complaints about the unsportsmanlike behavior of the Brazilian crowds, the love and support given to Cape Verde rhythmic gymnast Elyane Boal, who finished last and did not score nearly as high as her competitors, during qualifications was very heartwarming to see.

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* Despite many complaints about the unsportsmanlike behavior of the Brazilian crowds, the love and support given to Cape Verde rhythmic gymnast Elyane Boal, who finished last and did not score nearly as high as her competitors, during qualifications was very heartwarming to see.see.
* The Rio Opening Ceremony taking the time to show us that the environment matters and that we must take care of our planet. And then they create the Olympic Rings out of greenery.
** 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.
19th Aug '16 10:50:12 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the women's 5,000 metre race at the 2016 Olympics, runners Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand and Abbey D'Agostino of the USA were both running with about four laps to go when D'Agostino tripped and collided with Hamblin. Instead of running ahead, D'Agostino helped Hamblin up, but injured her ankle in the collision and fell after taking a few steps. Hamlin then returned the favour, helped D'Agostino up, and didn't run ahead until she saw that the injured D'Agostino could run by herself. When D'Agostino eventually made it to the finish, Hamblin was waiting there to give her a hug. Both runners were granted spots in the finals if they're healthy after a protest.

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* In the women's 5,000 metre race at the 2016 Olympics, runners Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand and Abbey D'Agostino of the USA were both running with about four laps to go when D'Agostino tripped and collided with Hamblin. Instead of running ahead, D'Agostino helped Hamblin up, but had injured her ankle in the collision and fell after taking a few steps. Hamlin Hamblin then returned the favour, helped D'Agostino up, and didn't run ahead until she saw that the injured D'Agostino could run by herself. When D'Agostino eventually made it to the finish, Hamblin was waiting there to give her a hug. Both A protest was filed and accepted, allowing both runners were granted to have spots in the finals if they're healthy after healthy.
** They were not. D'Agostino was hauled away in
a protest.wheelchair that night, and found to have a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and a strained medial collateral ligament. She watched and cheered from the stands as Nikki Hamblin ran in the final, finishing in 17th place. Miss Hamblin said, "You can make friends in the moments that really should break your heart." Now ''that's'' Olympic spirit. There is a movement to allow Miss D'Agostino to carry the U.S. flag in the closing ceremonies.
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