The Olympics: Selfish or Inspirational?

The year was 1996 and I was transfixed to the TV, spurring on the kiwi hopeful Danyon Loader, in the 200m Freestyle at the Atlanta Olympics. In the space of 1 minute and 47 seconds, Danyon won the gold medal (and three days later clinched the 400m Freestyle title as well), inspiring me, along with countless other young kiwi sports enthusiasts to strive for our dreams and pursue athletic excellence.

Olympic gold: the ultimate (Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash)