QotD: Olympia

As I explained before, the one true story of humanity is what I truly love, and the one true story of humanity is not confined to books and movies. It is seen in sports, in competition, and in human achievement as well.

It is amazing to me that the Olympics are still the paramount of achievement in competition. It’s not like the Olympics were the only competition in Ancient Greece. It’s not as though every sport today does not have Worlds and other International competitions. In fact, competitors can win monetary prizes in many other competitions while they cannot in the Olympics.

But there is something deeply, truly, special about the Olympics. It is what every athlete has always and will always dream of.

Pindar knew it anciently.
We still feel it today.

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