Tales of people
For any athlete, to participate in the Games is a
Besides the effort to excel, participating in the
Games is a unique experience which every athlete perceives in a
Participation means rivalry, effort, transcending
limits, rewards. It means pain, defeat, but also new friendships,
Participation shapes individual and collective identity.
The athlete who participates in the Games represents
not only himself, but also his country and the social group to which
Often the athlete, through his effort to transcend
his personal limitations, becomes a role model,a symbol of progress,
a world hero, a "legend".