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It takes a village over centuries to succeed

We are in Athens and the Greek Islands on holidays this week! We spent a great day in Athens exploring!

Home of the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896. What an amazing place to visit. The only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.

I’ve watched every Olympic Games since I was 6 years old, and one of the reasons I was inspired to run and push a little bit harder to a goal every year. What I love about the Olympics:

It only comes around every 4 years (summer games and I love the winter games too, coming from Canada) and you have one moment in time to capture glory for the rest of your life
For those who don’t, they are still amazing olympians and have so much else in their life that defines them
Every Olympian’s dream started by watching the generation before them and had the spark lit to commit to excellence
Some Olympians perform at the highlest level in 2,3,4 olympics spanning 12-16 years!
No one does this alone. It takes a team, a village and in many cases an entire country behind them.

Similar to any athlete’s Olympic dream, everyone of us who has pushed into uncharted waters, only do so with the support of many over a long period of time. When you support others dream, you support your own.

Some quick eduction on the stadium and olympics for those interested.

This stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lycurgus in 330 BC! It went largely unused in later periods and was excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. After being refurbished, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. It was used for various purposes in the 20th century and was once again used as an Olympic venue in 2004!

An amazing piece of history.

Have a great weekend.


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