The Gilmore Junio Factor

Sochi logoGilmore Junio, you are my Olympic hero. You have exemplified the best of the Olympic spirit – a true competitor who gave up his place in an Olympic final to a team mate he felt had a better chance of competing for his country. You share fully in the Silver Medal that was won, and deserve a Gold Medal for sportsmanship.

Like the coaches who gave out ski poles and skis to opposing Olympians so that they could continue to compete, that is the even field of competition upon which the Games should be based. Now that, more than any country's medal count, is truly inspirational.

I would like to propose that the official Olympic motto be changed to: "Higher, Faster, Stronger, and more Honourable."

*****

Skid Crease, Caledon

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