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As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

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Reporters often forget that athletes are human beings.
- Willie Stargell

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists.
They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes.
If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball,
they can't do that.
- Eric Heiden

My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included,
use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
- Bill Rodgers

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Entertainers, athletes, and stars started giving me support.
- Ryan White

Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is
a big part of the Olympic experience.
- Mary Lou Retton

I wish I had said 'some athletes here are competing unfairly.'
It was my opinion,
never an accusation.
- Bob Costas

 

The only reason we make good role models is because
you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways.
But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!
- Dante Hall

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
- Larry Bird

I think the athletes respond well to me because I have been successful.
- Linford Christie

Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional
football from the standpoint of athletes and agents
and general managers that few people have ever seen.
- Leigh Steinberg

No one will burn out doing aerobic running.
It is too much anaerobic running, which the American
scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through,
that burns them out.
- Arthur Lydiard

I always liked serve-and-volley players and big athletes.
- Richard Krajicek

Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives
of the world's greatest athletes,
as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding
characters will obviously show.
- Major Taylor

These days the temptation to use steroids in sports
has become too great for many young athletes.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Everything about the Olympics was first class,
and women were treated as athletes and equals.
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz

Training of female athletes is so new that the limits
of female possibility are still unknown.
- Katherine Dunn

Everywhere you look these days you see Carolina athletes.
- Lorrie Fair

The night before I compete, I like to have steak.
Meat is especially important for female athletes because
it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best.
- Sasha Cohen

I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes,
the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions
of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

American professional athletes are bilingual;
they speak English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power,
it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one.
- Pat Boone

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character
who let their abilities speak for themselves.
- Eric Heiden

I think there is a special bond between Carolina athletes.
A lot of people seem to wear our gear because it is fashionable.
They love the colors.
It's Michael Jordan's school!
- Lorrie Fair

I do not think athletes should get a free pass.
I don't think we should train our children and future
athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality.
- Armstrong Williams

The type of athletes we draft still need types of versatility
on the defense side of the ball,
run the offense.
You should still be concerned on the offense side of the ball.
- Isiah Thomas

Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax,
a sick hoax.
The men and women who are fighting in Iraq,
they are the true heroes.
- Gale Sayers

I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time.
When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.
- Tyra Banks

They see themselves as athletes and only athletes.
- John Murray

That is what great athletes can do: they give us a
model of striving for human perfection.
- Armstrong Williams

To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports.
It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money.
But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that.
- Jerry West

Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes
who are physically capable of winning it.
- Maurice Greene

Athletes know kids look up to them, and it's important
for athletes to be responsible.
- Deion Sanders

Too many athletes don't have the ability to set a goal
and then carefully go towards it.
- Bill Toomey

We typically don't choose our athletes until about
a month prior to the Games because anything can happen.
- Shannon Miller

Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride.
They left school at 16, have never had a job in their
life and are getting Lottery funding,
earning money as an athlete.
- Linford Christie

I long for the days when athletes were revered.
I want to see the romance return to sports,
to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
- Mike Piazza

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds.
Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley

That's the hard part about sport: as men we haven't
started to be in our prime,
but as athletes we are old people.
I needed support.
I lost trust and did stupid things.
- Boris Becker

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many
young Americans by example that the only way to succeed
in sports is to take steroids.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

I have spoken with many former athletes,
and they tell me the best time they had was in sports.
I listen to them and use their experience in my career.
- Sergei Bubka

Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here
if it weren't for corporate support.
- Mary Lou Retton

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain
for our athletes to compete properly,
and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
- Linford Christie

I have got better things to do in working with my athletes
who I feel are going to be involved in 2012.
- Linford Christie

Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help
athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.
- Bill Toomey

I love watching a good horse do what he's bred to do -
I guess that's what I like the most about it.
And I love to see good athletes do what they're bred to do.
- Wilford Brimley

I was so afraid that the athletes wouldn't talk to me because I'm a woman.
- Lisa Guerrero

This is America's Team and we are confident this outstanding
group of athletes will make our country proud.
- Peter Ueberroth

Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
- Mary Lou Retton

When we reach the point where the women athletes are
getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes,
then we've really and truly arrived.
Parity at last!
- Billie Jean King

I had a great interest in sports.
I had three older brothers who were great athletes.
I was not.
- George J. Mitchell

Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes,
and they're also artists.
- Neve Campbell

The London Games will be designed for the athletes
and we will provide them with the very best venues
and the very best conditions to pursue their sporting dreams in London.
- Sebastian Coe

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

There's that initial reticence for some athletes to take you seriously.
- Lisa Guerrero

I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies.
I never felt used for my body.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Without a doubt, professional boxers are the most exploited athletes in our Nation.
- Charles W. Pickering

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

I am thrilled yet overwhelmed.
There are so many great women athletes,
some incredible performances.
- Nancy Greene

Too many athletes do not admit their weaknesses.
- Bill Toomey

We want to make sure our athletes have a future once
their athletics careers are over.
- Alberto Juantorena

My concentration level blocks out everything.
Concentration is why some athletes are better than others.
You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
- Edwin Moses

I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination.
- Dennis Rodman

A White House dinner is the American family assembled,
from labor leaders to billionaires, actors,
architects, academicians and athletes.
- Hugh Sidey

The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who
can perform great feats before friendly crowds.
- George Allen, Sr.

I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to
becomes hitters and fail at it.
- Willie Stargell

I think exercise tests us in so many ways,
our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks.
This is the inner beauty of sports and competition,
and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
- Peggy Fleming

Young people and Indian people need to know that we
existed in the 20th Century.
We need to know who our heroes are and to know what
we have done and accomplished in this century other
than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.
- Russell Means

It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse
and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow,
so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game,
it will be because of their own natural talents,
and not because of a performance enhancing product.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Today, many fans are saddened and upset by the lack
of integrity they see in professional boxing that has
significantly weakened the sport -
the most deplorable problem of which is the treatment of the sport's athletes.
- Charles W. Pickering

Food fighters in Japan think of themselves as athletes.
They have a higher recognition of the game and are
constantly thinking about records.
I probably won't continue for long because it puts pressure on the body.
But I am at the age where I can perform my best.
- Takeru Kobayashi


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