A Champion

“You will learn the difference between winning and being a champion. To win, you merely have to cross the finish line first. To be a champion, you have to inspire admiration for your character, as well as for your physical talent. You have to compete in spirit of fair play, respecting your opponents and the rules — without doping or any other unfair advantage.

If you can reach that pinnacle, if you are ready to serve as role models for your generation, you will all be champions, irrespective of your rankings.” – Excerpts from the Opening Ceremony Speech By President Jacques Rogge, IOC President

~ by Singapore Diving on September 11, 2010.

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