We’ve heard it too many times in reference to sport, “Quitters never win and winners never quit.” That line, often meant to motivate, doesn’t always relate to the Olympics. Sometimes, stepping aside is the smart and safe option, which still sets a good example for budding athletes everywhere.
The US moguls skier Heidi Kloser was injured and out before the opening ceremonies. Russian figure skating favorite Evgeni Plushenko stepped aside after injuring his back during a warm-up routine. Despite their early exits from the Games, they are still Olympians and their hard work and perseverance to make the team should always be recognized.