2012 Summer Olympics: Beyond the Medals
For the average Olympics junkie (myself included), the days immediately following the four-year international extravaganza can be somewhat of an emotional letdown. And even with the smattering of talk show appearances by various Olympians, it just isn’t the same without any swimming, track and field, soccer, volleyball – or even lesser known disciplines like archery, badminton and equestrian – left to watch.
But for fans looking to recapture those not-so-distant memories, there are plenty of inspirational stories that emerged from London and many exciting things to look forward to when the Summer Games move to Rio in 2016. Here are just a few of the athletes who can take us beyond the medals and provide encouraging stories of faith in action.