Monday, February 20, 2006

Portrait of an Athlete

Katalin Kristo, 22, sole representative of Romania for women's short track speed skating. Katalin sat with us last night as we observed the speed skating, although she had not fared successfully the night before, she looked forward to further pursuing her athletic career.

Athletes at the olympic games are kids under the microscope. They are proded, tested, and occasionally even injected with illegal substances, as in the case we are seeing with the Austrians tonight. Life lessons are gleaned on the playing fields, mistakes made, bruises earned. But more than anything else the games are about the spirit of human perseverance. It's all about heart.


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