Most touching and emotional moments of Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
Published time: February 23, 2014 14:54
Edited time: February 23, 2014 15:52
The quest for Olympic gold has more than once been paved in a trail of tears, and Sochi 2014 has proven no exception, with some of the Games' most heartfelt and heart wrenching moments coming in victory as well as defeat.
The ecstasy of a life changing performance can come over an
athlete like a storm
And then the indescribable joy when the judges score cards
reflect what you knew in your heart to be true...
You are an Olympic champion!
But for every young star who rises, a legend learns that time and
tide eventually catch up with us all
And your body starts to tell you, 'champ, it might be time to
hang it up'
But that's okay, the joy you brought to the world won't soon be
Because as one champion and his brother taught us, the Olympics
are all about the love
About sharing your trials and tribulations with those we are
blessed enough to call family
Or shedding your tears with your teammates when Olympic glory is
overshadowed by tragedy
And you feel like you can't make it on your own
When victory is bittersweet, it can be hard to find the world's
eye on you
Just as the world will surely come to your defense when they feel
one of their hero's has been pushed past the breaking point
Because really, sometimes they just keep pushing
But relax! We're all just human, and life is going to get the
best of us from time to time
The important thing is you keep pushing on. Some of us will
become world champions through our grit and determination
But sometimes the real joy comes in embracing the spirit of
competition and the will to persevere 'til the end
It's true, even the best of us are going to get knocked down from
time to time
And then out of the blue, a stranger comes to lend a helping hand
So if the Games teach us anything, it's that we should stay
humble, because we never know when it's going to be our turn
Because life, like the Olympics, can be a rocky road from time to
But in the end, we have every reason to celebrate
Because if the Jamaicans can have a bobsled team
Then, really, anything is possible!
For that which you strived your whole life to achieve can come to
pass in a moment
and a moment can come to define a lifetime.