Wanted: A Few Olympic Role Models

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Like the rest of the world, I’ve been obsessed with the Olympics these past two weeks. I’m a sucker for stories of human will and triumph, and the London Summer Games, like all Games, don’t disappoint. Sure, the time-delay sucks and you have to all but bury yourself in a cave all day to avoid the spoiler reports trickling in from London, NBC’s coverage is too U.S.-centric, the gymnastics announcers are cattier than ever, beach volleyball’s getting too much airtime, and Bob Costas needs a good tan, etc. But despite the usual host of complaints (grousing about the Olympics should be its own sport), there’s still so much to inspire.

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