I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams ~ Olympic Oath
Tag Archives: 2012 London Olympics
While Michelle Obama takes her dog and pony show to the London Olympics to inspire kids to “move”, I still choose to be inspired by Matt. He reminds me of my own special kid who qualified for the NC Special Olympics in the early 80’s with a qualifying time of 10 minutes in the 100 yard dash. The Kennedys inspired a whole nation when they gave special kids an “Olympics” of their own. The Obama’s inspire nothing. Here’s to Mattie and all the Matties out there. Their parents, friends and family, educators and volunteers who bring us out of the mindset that competition is only for the elite and the sponsors who pay them.
“Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.” ~Special Olympics Oath
It’s a non-issue, despite Harry Reid’s faux angst. I was just assuming they put Fashion Icon Michelle Obama in charge of the design? Afterall, we’re paying for her trip to represent the USA.