'Winning is everywhere, but doesn't happen all at once' (Book Review)
By IANS | Published: July 13, 2021 12:24 PM2021-07-13T12:24:14+5:302021-07-13T12:40:08+5:30
New Delhi, July 13 "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; ...
New Delhi, July 13 "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well," Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee and the driving force behind the revival of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, had famously declared.
Perhaps the only example of this was immortalised in the film "Chariots of Fire" when Eric Liddel of Great Britain refused to run in the 100 metres heats at the 1924 Paris Olympics as his Christian convictions prevented him from running on the Sabbath. It made headlines around the world.
Sounds like an oxymoron in today's world, when all that matters, whether in sports or life, is the winning?
And rightly so!
"Winning puts you on the biggest stage. And shuts off all the lights," elite performance coach Tim S. Grover writes in "Winning - The Unforgiving Race To Greatness"
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