With London on the horizon let me offer some Olympic moments that I feel are the Greatest. It’s not always in the winning. So here in no particular order….
Derek Redmond (UK) at Barcelona 1992.
Shun Fujimoto (JAPAN) at Montreal 1976
Muhammad Ali (USA) at Altlanta 1996
Nadia Comaneci (Romania) at Montreal 1976
Jamaican Bobsled Team at Calgary 1988. They were the entire Jamaican Olympic team.
USA Hockey at Lake Placid 1980. Fuck Communism.
Jesse Owens (USA) at Berlin 1936
Kerri Strug (USA) at Atlanta 1996
Joan Benoit (USA) at Los Angeles 1984
Mary Decker (USA) at Los Angeles 1984
John Carlos (USA) at Mexico City 1968
Rulon Gardner (USA) at Sydney 2000
Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sihkarulidze (Russia) Read the whole story here.