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Laurie Hernandez
She knows that I'm a perfectionist, and tells me that I have to be patient with myself. We're all different, so even though someone is getting a skill before you, it doesn't mean that you're not good enough, it just means you have to wait a little bit, and the skill will come when it comes.feedback
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Apr 25 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Olympic Games. 333 people are quoted and you can read 509 citations of them about Olympic Games. Thomas Bach, Gary Bettman and Vladimir Putin, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Thomas Bach said: “This was a courtesy visit and there was a very good open and friendly atmosphere. Hopefully this has prepared the ground for successful negotiations between the NHL and international federation. Of course, we all want see the best players at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, and we know the players feel the same. Therefore, we hope even more that the international federation and the NHL will reach a solution to make the Olympic dreams of the players come true.”.
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Wladimir Klitschko

He impressed me with his attitude. He was in the background and learning. Sometimes you need to be quiet and just watch, and he was observing everything. He could also box, so I gave him credit and I was there in the arena when he won gold [at London 2012]. Every medallist in the super-heavyweight division at the Olympics has to be considered successful. He has a lot of potential and so far has done good.feedback

Chris Carver

Seeing two women swim together is a beautiful thing when they are perfectly matched and move like one. But the interplay between male and female gives the opportunity for artistry in a whole different dimension.feedback

Justin Rose

I take confidence from two years ago. And from Rio; the Olympics aren't a major but I held off great players down the stretch.feedback

Emma Watson

It's about taking the time to appreciate your body and realizing that our bodies are constantly changing… Of course I'm not going to look the same, or be in the same shape as I was in the Olympics and that's okay.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

It's the top of the pyramid. No business interests, no loss of earnings - though you can discuss those things - should restrict your opportunity to show what you can do at the Olympics.feedback

Mário Andrada

We are confident we will come to an agreement and will honor our commitments.feedback

Ryan Lochte

I was still intoxicated. I was still under that influence, and I'm not making me being intoxicated an excuse. It was my fault, and I shouldn't have said that.feedback

Ryan Miller

It's all about money and Coca-Cola and where you can put the rings and where you can't. Of course it's self-interest because if it gets too much warmer, there won't be any more Winter Olympics because we won't have any more snow. So it's a natural. Everybody would understand why the I.O.C. would be engaged in that.feedback

Cory Schneider

I know you can have language in the C.B.A. regarding the Olympics, but ultimately, they're pretty independent of each other. If we start giving up years or concessions for this Olympics, then every Olympics, I'm sure something will open up if they said, If you want to go, we want this. Who knows? Once you set a precedent, it's pretty hard to go back on. That's not our thinking.feedback

Alex Ovechkin

I haven't changed my mind and I won't. I'm pretty sure everything is going to be fine. Next year's schedule is not out there yet.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

Of course this is not great. Because if you're cheating, if you are a cheater, you have a perfect excuse [with contaminated meat] if you get caught. But that's where we are.feedback

Angel Herdedia

There were plenty of questions from Jamaican coaches [contacting and] asking me […] if clenbuterol was good for sprinting. They have asked me since very long, even years before that, they asked me how clenbuterol was good for sprinters and they were asking me questions how to use it. And whether it was good for sprinting, for recovering and all this stuff. Basically clenbuterol, […] they used it a lot for recovery, for increasing their oxygen intake, you know, for anti-asthmatic properties.feedback

Kevin Shattenkirk

It really seemed like kind of a knee jerk decision by the NHL to just kibosh it. I know we really want to go, and I think we deserve to go and the world deserves to see hockey at that level. It's the highest level of hockey that I've ever played at. And it's great for our game. If we can get over there and the next two Olympics are in that part of the world and grow our game even more, I don't see why we wouldn't do it.feedback

Kevin Shattenkirk

I'd tip my caps to those guys for doing it, and I think that's something that I'm sure will cause trouble with your team, but if that's your sentiment and that's how you feel, then absolutely, you should honor that and be proud that you did it. I definitely wouldn't hold anything against you.feedback

Evgeny Kuznetsov

I didn't really pay attention yesterday about that (Olympic announcement) because there were some tough things in St. Petersburg. ... But it is what it is, I still hope they (the NHL) will let us play. But nothing is going to change from my point of view. Of course, if Russia needs us, of course. It's from the heart for Russian people. We'll see though. Maybe they'll let us go.feedback

Braden Holtby

I have no idea if guys will or not, that's a personal decision, (but) I wouldn't be able to go away from my team here. I couldn't do it. That's just personal. But everyone's priorities are kind of different. He plays a big role on Team Russia. But as me, I've always liked the group that I've been with through the year. That's my No. 1 focus.feedback

Dylan Larkin

We grew up watching the Vancouver Olympics, the Sochi Olympics. With Canada winning the last two [Games], you want to get there. They're the champions of the world. With the youthfulness of USA Hockey, we would want to change that.feedback

Jim Slater

I'm also a believer that the best athletes in the world should be in the Olympics. As a fan and former [NHL] player, I definitely think the NHL players should go.feedback

Ron Wilson

I believe Auston would have done very well at the Olympics. He has a knack for big games and big moments. He can do it all.feedback

Dmitry Orlov

We'll see how it's going to be, the situation. Right now, for sure, we want to go. It's hard to do. Ovi said yeah, he can go, but he's a superstar of this league and the world. It's easy for him to do it.feedback

Kevin Shattenkirk

It just seems like they want to use it as a bargaining chip. That's wrong. That's not what the Olympics is for. The reason we started going was so we could grow the game and show the world how great it is when you get the best players in the world playing against each other. That's what we're trying to achieve with the World Cup, but that's going to take time and this is right in the prime of it. The last Olympics was fantastic, and to just dismiss it, really, without much conversation is tough.feedback

Evgeny Kuznetsov

If Russia needs us, of course. It's in the heart always for Russian people. … I'm pretty sure for Ovi, [Dmitry Orlov] and me, we kind of always talk about that and we always, like, if you don't make the playoffs or whatever, you have to go to play World Championships or always go even if you're hurt. It's in the heart. That's why we play hockey, to play for national team.feedback

Mike Babcock

I'm disappointed. I've been twice… greatest event you'll ever go to in your life.feedback

Erik Karlsson

It is crap. That's pretty much what I think. It's going to do more damage to this sport than people realize, and whoever made that decision obviously doesn't know what they are doing.feedback

Tom Kuhnhackl

Especially for a country like Germany, it's not an everyday thing where we get to go to the Olympics. I think for players, going to the Olympics is a privilege. It's an awesome thing, especially for Germany. Obviously it would've been nice to go there. It's just really frustrating.feedback

Daniel Mochon

It's consistent with what you'd expect to see from paid endorsements. They tend to come from developing countries ... You're going to see sudden spikes that are not necessarily tied to anything external.feedback

Andy Tennant

He had always said his door was open and I had never taken him up on that. I could see my Olympics slipping away. In my opinion when I asked for support it was there. At the end of the day I went to the big boss – not my coach, I skipped about four steps – and he was willing to take time out of his schedule and sit down for about and hour and half. I think it was a Starbucks in Wilmslow. And then I won a silver and a bronze at that World championships and a lot of that was through being able to talk to him.feedback

Gary Bettman

The league isn't anti-Olympics. We've been to five of them. The problem is the clubs are anti-disruption to the season. To disappear for almost three weeks in February when there's no football, no baseball, there's only basketball and us. To do it where there's no programming for the NHL Network, for NHL.com, for all of our social media platforms – we just disappear.feedback

Alex Ovechkin

The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said NHL could not be allowed to come. I hope the sides will reach an agreement. … Anyway, I and other players will definitely come [to the Olympics 2018].feedback

Andy Tennant

About two or three weeks before [the 2016 worlds] I could see that I had a problem but he had said that his door was always open. I'd never taken him up on that before but I could see my Olympics slipping away. We sat down and he talked to me for quite a long time, so in my opinion when I asked for the support it was there. I'd just gone to the big boss, straight to the top, he was willing to take time, we had about an hour and a half in Starbucks in Wilmslow. I went on to win a silver and a bronze.feedback

Alex Ovechkin

I think the players know it's very important for us to represent our countries. Everybody wants to go there.feedback

Justin Faulk

We're not going to give up something ridiculous. I'm sure they would take anything that's ridiculous for the Olympics. It's kind of like making a bad trade, and they would do it and we're not going to do it.feedback

Casey Wasserman

They've not reached out to us. Other than the public statements they've made, we've had nothing. The next host of the Olympics had better get it right. I don't think the Olympic movement wants to be put in a position of having seven more years of the kind of challenges they have had in the past. The Olympics deserves better. The movement deserves better.feedback

William Warr

I'm sure people will have different opinions about what I've done and maybe there will be slightly more 'talk' about the race this year because of it. I wanted to do a particular PhD, I want to go to the 2020 Olympics, and the only way of doing them both was to row at Oxford. Both clubs build up this intense hatred. You're just brainwashed to hate Cambridge, or hate Oxford. There's a reasoning behind it: it's a very easy way to get a squad of guys to bond quickly. But actually, they're very similar clubs. Very similar kinds of people, very academically motivated.feedback

Lizzie Armitstead

Going into the Olympics in London, the resolve was that Nicole would have her own plan and the rest of the team would have a different plan, so in that way it was resolved, yes.feedback

Ed Warner

It would be my hope, as we are only a few months into this four-year Olympic cycle, that it is not too late for a more elegant and intelligent objective than a pure medal-winning yardstick. That might lead to some sports that are being disenfranchised still being able to be included in Tokyo funding. Post London 2012 basketball was one of the big losers but this is a sport which is fast-growing and played by people with deprived backgrounds. We should do everything we can to have a British team back in the Olympics for the inspirational effect it would have on youngsters.feedback

Naosuke Hayakawa

Why do we need another cafe? Why another wine bar? Now may be the peak. Maybe it will go out of fashion by the Olympics. Maybe the cheap ramen restaurants and tofu shops will return.feedback

Mikaela Shiffrin

I'm excited. It's going to be so cool to go back to the Olympics now that I've gotten a feel what it's like. I know what the whole summer entails leading up to the Olympics. There's a lot more media, a lot more hype. It's one of those things like an athlete – we don't get a ton of coverage all the time. But when the Olympics roll around, I feel important.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

And the only way to do that is to make sure that the work that is being done by the two disciplinary commissions which have been funded – one is the institutionalised doping, the other the individual athletes – to get them together to finish their work as quickly as possible. We're a long, long way away from PyeongChang. We were four or five weeks away from the Rio Games. I think there is time to resolve that.feedback

Brian Boland

I plan on doing everything in my power, together with the entire USTA and the private sector, to make sure American men's tennis regains its position as the global leader on the ATP Tour, in the Davis Cup and in the Olympics. Lastly, with the recent move of my parents to Florida, where several other of our family members currently reside, this decision gradually developed into the right one for not only my career, but most importantly for my family as well.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

As was quite clear before Rio, the World Anti-doping Agency does not have the power to ban Russia. That's not my call. Don't let anybody believe that it is my call. My guess – and it is an informed guess – is that there will be a very, very intense pre-Games testing programme before Pyeongchang. And the IOC, I'm sure, will be hugely supportive of that and that will allow them to make a reasoned decision. The task force is currently monitoring improvements in Russia but I think it would be difficult for IAAF to remove the suspension of Russian Athletics while Rusada is non-compliant.feedback

Rune Andersen

Somebody said 'you should've put a target on your back, Craig'. I didn't think it was the IOC's finest moment.feedback

Ilya Averbukh

She set herself the big target of an Olympic medal next year and she treats every competition as a step on the road to the Olympics.feedback

Helen Glover

Now that's a complete nightmare. I spent eight years of my life trying to be best in world. Every time I trained I was trying to answer the question: would this win me the Olympics? Now I'm going out to see if I can complete the course. Twenty five per cent of entrants don't finish. All we want is to cross the finish line, even if we're last. Very different. Some days I think I want to go back, some days I think I might retire, some days I change my mind three or four times. My deadline keeps extending. The latest one I've given myself is I'll decide by Easter. But I'll probably extend it.feedback

Sally Jenkins

The Olympics is the most prominent competition in the world and 53 percent of Team USA is female, which means American women likely will bring in more medals than American men. Yet they will be presented in packaging aimed at a Ladies' Home Journal crowd. Exactly how does that grow a hardcore audience for women's sports, or a year-in, year-out base for other Olympic sports, for that matter?feedback

Katie Ledecky

In terms of the excitement, it might even surpass things like world championships and the Olympics. Just the way you're swimming for your team – there's something different about being a part of group you spend all this time with, working toward the same goal. You get behind the blocks for your race, knowing you have a chance to help your team.feedback

Rene Fasel - International Olympic Committee

We have previously stated that the NHL can't just pick and choose which Olympics to participate in. Our discussions are focused on going to Pyeongchang, and any discussion about Beijing can wait until this has been settled. Building ice hockey's profile in Asia is one of the top mandates of my current presidential term. There is a rising interest in the sport within Korea, and we would miss a huge opportunity to grow the game if we didn't have a best-on-best showcase in this country.feedback

Kiyoshi Hasegawa

The problem is that homeless people were still stranded inside.feedback

William Warr

I never heard back from him. It was probably the toughest decision I've ever made. I spoke to some of the guys that I rowed with at Cambridge, and most of them said: 'I hope you lose'. People buy into the culture of their club so much that it becomes part of their family. So for anyone to be betraying their family, they don't like that. I wanted to do a particular PhD, I want to go to the 2020 Olympics, and the only way of doing them both was to row at Oxford.feedback

William Warr

Sport is a selfish pursuit in some respects. But I enjoy finding my limits, and it's always been my dream to go to the Olympics. I'm fortunate that in another half of my life, I can do important research that hopefully will benefit millions of people.feedback

Gary Bettman

We'll deal with that at the appropriate time if it comes to that. If somebody has something they want to tell us, we'll listen until there's a deadline. If nobody says anything to us that will change the thinking of the teams, then nothing will happen.feedback

Gary Bettman

I can't tell you that there's been any tangible benefit, particularly here in North America, of doing it. We are shut out by the Olympics.feedback

Gary Bettman

The league isn't anti-Olympics. We've been to five of them. The problem is the clubs are anti-disruption to the season. To disappear for almost three weeks in February when there's no football, no baseball, there's only basketball and us. To do it where there's no programming for the NHL Network, for NHL.com, for all of our social media platforms – we just disappear. If that's the IOC's and IIHF's position, that's their position. I'm not going to get into a public debate with them. They're entitled to take whatever position they want.feedback

Gary Bettman

As things stand today, you should assume we're not going. If nothing changes, I don't see anybody participating. If somebody proposes something that's pragmatic, that's radically different, that gets the attention of the clubs where they say, You know what, we don't like going, but on balance it's worth it because of this,' we'll have to look at it again. I don't know. It's something I would have to go back to the clubs on because the clubs are overwhelmingly negative on the subject.feedback

Dave Ryding

I don't think you can ever get over something like that. The circumstances were so unfortunate. The thing that was found in his urine was at such a low level it would not have even shown up if the lab they were using throughout the Olympics had not have been packed away already. It was crazy. I don't think I could ever get over it, especially as he was cleared of any wrongdoing. But they never gave the medal back. When you see others getting away with things in other sports, it was a disaster for British skiing.feedback

Ralph Rivera - Eurosport

So we are looking at that and saying how can we do that in such a way that it doesn't disturb the experience but provides the ability for a sponsor to get their [message] to be integrated, to do bumpers [or] overlays that are way more integrated than they otherwise would be.feedback

Ralph Rivera - Eurosport

We actually as an industry need to do work to create formats that are more native to online and how people want to experience that. That's a big open question for people. The way we look to answer that – and the Olympics is a great context for that because there are a lot of restrictions for how you advertise - is how do you create formats that can be integrated but less intrusive? The next time the Olympics rolls around with Eurosport doing it all online, will be the first time that advertisers can actually advertise in and around Olympic video.feedback

Ralph Rivera - Eurosport

The key message in joining was: this isn't the Eurosport that you might be familiar with, which used to take second tier sort of rights, what was leftover when the public broadcasters had the rights. It was: let's get premier rights like the Olympics, like Bundesliga [soccer league] in Germany, like [the] Tippeligaen league in Norway and be much more exclusive rights, more local and more premium.feedback

Gary Bettman

We're not negotiating publicly. The point is I was trying to emphasise the fact that this is terribly disruptive to our business and there seems to be no offsetting way to mitigate that disruption. I've suggested why don't you treat us like a top sponsor. If they don't value our participation why are we going. There are no negotiations ongoing. We were open to having discussions on a variety of things that might mitigate the damage to our season but that had no resonance. As things stand now people should assume we are not going.feedback

Gary Bettman

Why did we do it five times? Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time but we have been unable to quantify any benefit from it.feedback

Valerie Kondos-Field

I have read before that it takes about a year for an Olympian to emotionally recharge, just going from the Olympics to all the appearances.feedback

Gareth Southgate

I guess to highlight the difference they (Germany) postponed the start of the Bundesliga because they got a team in the Olympics. We can't even get a team in the Olympics. So that's the collaboration they have.feedback

Tony Estanguet

There won't be any Games in Paris '28. It was very clear with our partners and with our leaders that we only bid for '24. Our project is not possible for '28. Whatever happens – and I don't want to speculate on any election – I'm ready to fight.feedback

Gary Bettman

When the IOC comes to us and says, by the way we know it cost $15 to $20 million to send your players between insurance, charter costs and accommodations for the players' ... well we're not going to pay for that. If they don't value our participation why are we going. From our standpoint there may not be any next steps. Remember, this is February, there is no baseball, no football, it is just us and basketball and we just disappear. We don't get content for the NHL Network, we don't get content for our social media platforms and NHL.com.feedback

Phil Pacsi

Just know there's a lot of people interested in the same thing and seeing if there is a way to make it work.feedback

Bas Lansdorp - Mars

Buying into Mars One, is buying into content, while buying into Boeing or Airbus is buying into technology. I think that throughout last 30 years, we see that content has become more valuable. High impact content like the Olympics, Formula 1 and big blockbuster movies are going up in value. That is exactly what Mars One is. It's comparable to the exploration of the earth, be it Europeans migrating to the U.S. on a one way boat ticket or maybe a better comparison is people in west of Africa settling across the world on all continents in 40,000 years.feedback

Eileen Shiffrin

I feel like she knows her limits and now says: 'I can't do that interview. I can't take that sponsor,' . We didn't know that last Olympics. We just did everything that we were told to do. And it was overwhelming.feedback

Kulsoom Abdullah

This has been the case sometimes, luckily me for with weightlifting. It was not until the Sydney Olympics in 2000, that women first participated in weightlifting. There was also concern that the sport was going to change and people would want to petition to wear all kinds of things, especially compression suits that could give an advantage, such as in powerlifting.feedback

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Having a Muslim woman, especially from the United States, who's played on Team USA, who's medaled at the Olympics, it shows people in and outside of the Muslim communities that it can be done. While I wish there had been another Muslim woman before who had done all things that I've been able to accomplish, I still feel very grateful. I hope there are tons and tons of Muslim women who come after me, and hopefully their journey will be easier because I've laid this groundwork in showing that it's possible.feedback

Maxim Agapitov

We hope the suspension will be overturned by the IWF. I have asked to speak about the suspension at the IWF executive committee when it meets in April. We hope that the IWF takes into account the changes we have instituted and the progress we have made, and that it also takes into account that we have already been penalized, severely, by being banned from the Rio Olympics. We have spoken to major federations about their support for our participation. The most important thing is education.feedback

Simone Biles

I've been training my whole life for the Olympics, so this is very different but I'm used to repetition, doing things over and over and long hours in the training gym facilities. I think everyone has their splurge moments, you just need to know how much to eat and when to eat it.feedback

Simone Biles

My diet is still the same as it's always been. Mainly I try to keep it on the healthy side. When you're training for something you want to be in good shape and I feel like I'm still in pretty good shape from the Olympics.feedback

Tim Vickery

Firstly, I saw the Olympics as a lie, a useful lie for Brazilian football, but still a lie. In the final, a strong Brazil team met the German under-23 reserve side. Brazil also effectively drew three out of their six games, so it was no revolution. Micale is a victim of the national team's impatience, but also a victim of what Brazilian football has become in recent years.feedback

Istvan Tarlos

Everything that is going on is no longer about sports. The saddest thing … is what kind of image the country is creating itself abroad with this circus surrounding the Olympics.feedback

Antal Csardi

If over a quarter of a million Budapest citizens have determined that they want to decide in a referendum about the Olympics, it is only right if we give them this opportunity.feedback

Istvan Tarlos

It was not our idea to host the Olympic Games in Budapest. We started it at the HOC's request.feedback

Erzsebet Nemeth

It would only be fair for the city council to reject this motion and leave the decision about whether to host the Olympics to the voters.feedback

Istvan Tarlos

In cities where referendums were held, with the sole exception of the Winter Games in Vancouver, Olympics were never held. The extraordinary assembly ... will likely take place before noon Wednesday.feedback

Anna Orosz

The risks are so big that they simply cannot be taken, considering how huge the corruption problem is in the country. Very few other countries have been able to host profitable Olympics. Most of them made a loss.feedback

Istvan Tarlos

I never insisted on the Olympics. There is no point dragging out this process like strudel dough.feedback

Jules Boykoff

I think you're assuming there's some deeper-level thinking going on here. I'm afraid that's just not happening. We're seeing in city after city, citizens are asking big and important questions even before they get the Olympics. The word is out that the Olympics bring problems to your city. They bring great athletes, they bring a lot of excitement, they bring a sugar high. But that's just empty calories and that's eventually going to hit you. And that's what we're seeing now in Rio.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

With Pyongchang 2018 and Beijing 2022, winter sports will move from Europe and North American to Asia. We will have more sports fans among Asians because of Pyeongchang 2018 and Beijing 2022. Samsung has already committed to sponsoring the IOC and the Pyeongchang organizing committee. Even with the recent scandal, I don't think (the Olympic sponsorship) will be affected. We already have the agreements, and Samsung has already donated and has agreed to sponsor (the Olympics). So I don't think it will be affected.feedback

Sundar Pichai - Google

I think if you keep working hard and following your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to – from working at Google to swimming at the Olympics. I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school! :) All the best to you and your family.feedback

Hiromi Sakushima

I came today because I thought it's great that my old mobile phones will become medals for the 2020 Olympics Games.feedback

Rami Anis

Sport gives everyone a chance, and what happened at the Rio Olympics showed people around the world who have trouble and fear in their lives that there is hope.feedback

Mike Tirico

I knew Bob wasn't going to stay in the job for 20 more years, but I didn't know if they were going to choose me or when it would happen.feedback

Bob Costas

It just felt to me like the right time and it's felt like the right time for a while. This was a good time to step away, while I could still do it. Rio had some capstone moments. Michael Phelps was finishing off. So was Usain Bolt. And Simone Biles was emerging. It had moments that felt like closure to me, and this felt like a good time to step aside.feedback

Mike Tirico

Hopefully they invite me back for another. I'm just focused on South Korea.feedback

Bob Costas

This is entirely on my terms and I like it that way. I'm not retiring, I'm just transitioning. Somehow even in that condition he was just as charismatic and magnetic as he's always been.feedback

Bob Costas

I hope I enhanced people's enjoyment and understanding of the events, and I hope that I presented a sense of the drama, the theater, the excitement and, when appropriate, acknowledged all of the issues involved.feedback

Bob Costas

I was lucky because I was surrounded by tremendous colleagues -- and we kept getting the rights to it. Somehow even in that condition he was just as charismatic and magnetic as he's always been.feedback

Sung Baik-you

As of now, we are preparing for the Games on the premise that the Russians will be there.feedback

Simon Gleave

It seems a bit on the high side for Norway, I must admit. But this is what we are showing now in world cups and world championships. The differences are tiny. It would be a bit harsh if we had to get it all right. It's sport. Some sports are incredibly unpredictable. The difference between the athletes at the top of these sports is generally very tiny.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

Any athlete from any country is allowed to participate in the 2018 Games as long as they promote peace. North Korea is no exception. I know people expressed some concerns about the current political situation and how it might affect the Olympics. But it hasn't had an impact on our preparations.feedback

Shaun White

It's going to take a little learning curve but it won't be too dramatic.feedback

Shaun White

It's right there in the distance for me. I didn't think that would be my last Olympics; I was thinking about Korea. But people kept bringing it up, and it kept getting spun in the media about that being it for me and I should retire. And I started listening. I started thinking, Oh, wow, should I? I'm obviously taking my time to just focus on Korea right now. But I'm already talking about trying to build a (skateboarding) setup at my house or somewhere accessible to me in LA so I can start training for that.feedback

Peter Hutton

Subject to all the approvals from federations and the International Olympic Committee, I'm hopeful we will be able to use some very cool technology to bring more data to the sports than ever before, . We've seen tests of patches which show not only heart rate and positioning of athletes, but can also show how tired an athlete is, or how much power they are using. . It instantly puts the performance in context. We have seen cyclists asking for technology to be put on their bikes, he laughed.feedback

Arnand Simon

It is not as easy as you might think... everything happens so quickly. With the human eye it is very, very difficult to be able to tell who is doing better or who is leading. But with technology we can show many aspects from a skiers speed to their acceleration.feedback

Choi Kwang-shik

The Winter Olympics will let us show that we have reached the level of an advanced nation.feedback

Rene Fasel - International Olympic Committee

I think it was very important to get us and the IOC and NHL/NHLPA together. This was a courtesy visit and I hope we can build on this and continue to work to a solution that will benefit the sport of ice hockey.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

This was a courtesy visit and there was a very good open and friendly atmosphere. Hopefully this has prepared the ground for successful negotiations between the NHL and international federation. Of course, we all want see the best players at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, and we know the players feel the same. Therefore, we hope even more that the international federation and the NHL will reach a solution to make the Olympic dreams of the players come true.feedback

Anne Hidalgo

In a context of a terror threat hanging over all big cities in the world, we witnessed the efficiency and the relevance of the security measures put in place in Paris.feedback

John Tavares

It can be used as a sensitive issue. You can make the argument on the negative impact it can make during the regular season, but then globally, the positive impact it can make. There's a lot of talk about China and preseason games and the growth there when the Olympics go there. We'll see what happens. There's a lot of moving parts.feedback

Andras Fekete-Gyor

The Olympics is a great thing, so we can organise it in 2036 if you want but we have to use this money for other purposes. It is ridiculous that they didn't ask the people. This is a mega project in Hungary, and they just forgot about the people. It seems (like) it is going to be a Fidesz Olympics and not the Olympics of Hungary.feedback

Attila Juhász

In a certain point the Olympics is important. But, in Budapest – and probably in the whole country – there is a wide layer of the society who is against this, and you can see it on the growing number of the signatures that it definitely has a mobilizing force.feedback

Keisuke Kurimoto - Health Services

We're using this as an opportunity, a goal. Of course, this isn't the only reason, the health impact is our main priority.feedback

Yasuhisa Shiozaki

According to the World Health Organisation, Japan's measures to prevent passive smoking are among the world's worst. We're using this as an opportunity, a goal.feedback

Vivian Cheruiyot

The world record can be broken... Kipchoge can do it. The time can still come down from the current (2:02:57), but 1:59:59 is setting the bar too high. They could have set it below the current world record. Running a marathon in under two hours is impossible. It doesn't look real. They should have set the bar at slightly under (Dennis) Kimetto's 2:02:57. Olympics need meticulous planning, knowing the advanced level of competition. She (Aprot) declined (our plan) and we did not run as a team.feedback

Manabu Sakuta

The situation for preventing passive smoking in Japan is on a level with that in a developing nation. We hope for improvement so there will not be lots of problems with passive smoking in all the parts of Tokyo that do not meet the Olympic standards, as well as the games venues after they are built.feedback

Gary Bettman

There's the worldwide stage that the Olympics provides except they don't promote NHL hockey. They take the players and run their own tournament. It's great to have the world's best-on-best play but, in the final analysis, the restrictions that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) imposes are difficult when you're in our situation, particularly where we are the only sports league or sport that has to stop its season to participate if we choose to participate (at the Games). There's nothing new on that regard.feedback

Rick Horrow

The use of existing infrastructure is incredibly compelling to the IOC.feedback

Eric Garcetti

In today's political landscape, I don't need to tell you that finding common ground isn't always easy, but there is common ground here today.feedback

Jérôme Bocuse

What we expect for the next 30 years is just a reflection of what is happening in the world. And today for the 30 year anniversary we have for the first time a plate which is only 100 percent vegetal and of course I think it is a trend all over the world.feedback

Mathew Peters

It was a long year, actually a couple of years, you know what? It was all worth it.feedback

Masayuki Tamaki

I think the selection process of the venue seems rather strange. The fact that a club which does not allow women as full regular members was selected for Olympics is also difficult to understand.feedback

Eiko Ohya

Kasumigaseki is a exclusively high-class private club, and normal people are not able to play there unless they are introduced by a full member. In addition, as mentioned by the moderator, women are not able to become full regular members of the club, and they are also not permitted to play on Sunday; which means they cannot also be involved in management decisions and operations of the club.feedback

Kiyoshi Imamura

The steel market has been under pressure due to massive China production and exports in the past two years, but things look different now as China's demand has recovered while its exports have declined.feedback

Marx Beltrão

We still have a lot to do to benefit in an efficient manner from the image legacy of the Olympic Games.feedback

Sasha Rearick

Why not? It's Bode Miller. Bode is going to do something. But first he's going to have to qualify for the Olympics.feedback

Sasha Rearick

Bode is going to do something. But first he's going to have to qualify for the Olympics. We have a strong team in downhill. But I expect Bode to come out here and work hard and charge and bring the love of the sport to the team.feedback

Alex Wang

We should hope for central inspection teams to bring the same sort of rigour to local enforcement in surrounding areas that we see when major international events like the APEC meeting or the Beijing Olympics come to town.feedback

Viola Davis

Every day was an acting Olympics. There was no scene where you just walked in and put down a pot.feedback

Brittany Petrikos

We're not from here, so we wanted to do the Alaskan experience, and this is just a part of it.feedback

David Aromin

It's for a great cause. I'm new to Alaska, and this is one way to be baptized.feedback

Jesper Koll - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Once the buildings for the Olympics are being built, then the next construction boom is going to be the integrated resorts.feedback

Craig Spence - International Paralympic Committee

Never have we faced an issue like this with an organizing committee being so late paying travel grants.feedback

Craig Spence - International Paralympic Committee

Some of our smaller national Paralympic committees, who took out loans to pay for their travel for the Games, are now in serious danger of defaulting on their repayments.feedback

Liz Nicholl

Despite the most successful Olympic Games since 2004 for GB Badminton, the decision presents a catastrophic impact on the sport.feedback

Liz Nicholl

But the reality is that we have to prioritise within agreed resources to protect and enhance the medal potential within the system.feedback

Adrian Christy

We are staggered by this decision, it is incomprehensible.feedback

Richard McLaren

The Russian Olympic team corrupted the London Games on an unprecedented scale, the extent of which will probably never be fully established. This corruption involved the ongoing use of prohibited substances, washout testing and false reporting. The ministry of sport was working to discipline athletes in advance of the London Games into taking the cocktail of steroids ... in order to beat the detection thresholds at the London lab.feedback

Christophe Dubi

We had glitches. But when everyone comes back with a big smile, you know the games have been a success.feedback

Christophe Dubi

The games worked. Were they perfect? No. The organizers faced immense difficulties. But, in the end, you have to take your hat off. It's extraordinary what they have delivered.feedback

Mark Adams

Were they perfect games? No. Someone described them as the most perfect imperfect games, which I think is actually quite a good characterization. There were problems, but what is fantastic is the way those problems were overcome.feedback

Mark Adams

As you remember in the lead-up to the games, we are all going to die of Zika or poisoned water or we were all going to be mugged in the streets. As it turns out we find out that the games were the most universal, the most consumed ever.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

Unlike the Summer Olympics, the Winter Games are usually held in mountain clusters, so in that sense Pyeongchang is not very well known around the world, like Seoul or London or Tokyo.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

When I was a government minister I solved many difficult issues, including a nuclear disposal site. It's that kind of achievement I think that made me president of POCOG.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

I can say that the POCOG organization, and also the contracts within our organization, were not contaminated, were not influenced by outside factors.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

Most of the tenders for procurement were done through the public tender process, which cannot be affected by outside factors. Most of the articles quoted in the domestic media were exaggeration or distortion.feedback

Trip Chowdhry - Global Equities Research

If you think about this quarter, it's as good as it can get because two major events happened in a single quarter. You have U.S. elections and the Olympics. This is not going to repeat for the next four years.feedback

Andy Hargreaves - Pacific Crest Securities

We continue to recommend buying NFLX. ... Continued reactions to Netflix's price increase and distraction from the Olympics should restrain sub growth in Q3. However, both of these factors should begin to wane in Q4, which, along with growing local language support, could drive upside to international subs in Q4 that continues into 2017.feedback

Jeremy Darroch

We added customers at a good rate, albeit the quarter got off to a slow start due to the tail end of Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics, both big free-to-air events.feedback

Francois Hollande

I have no idea what the world will look like in 2024, but it will necessarily be dangerous. There is not a single country, or capital, that might think it will be immune. We have been confronted by this reality for a while, but we have what it takes to protect an event like the 2024 Olympics.feedback

David B. Wyshner - Avis Budget Group

My sense is that this softness was driven more by security concerns than by the Brexit vote or the Olympics or the broader economy, but all four probably played a role. The silver lining would be that in-country rental volumes were okay, and the rest of the year in Europe is more dependent on commercial business than on leisure travelers, so we would not expect the impact in future months to be at all like what we saw in August.feedback

Giovanni Malagò

This (bidding to host the Olympics) is like a three-legged table -- the city, the government and CONI (Italy's national Olympic committee). Without one leg the candidacy loses strength. We have accepted this situation while at the same time understanding that it is a loss of international prestige.feedback

Giovanni Malagò

Anything can happen but it seems to me improbable that there can be another Italian candidacy for the Olympics for the next 20 years.feedback

Virginia Raggi

It's more than an Olympics of sports, it appears to be an Olympics of 'bricks.feedback

Gary Bettman

The game plan is to use this (World Cup) as a foundation for new, more energized effort to give us a bigger presence outside of North America.feedback

Gary Bettman

The fact we are doing a World Cup and we believe it is going to be huge success, and that we are going to continue to do it on a regular basis does not mean we can't also do the Olympics.feedback

Gary Bettman

The fact that there are complications relevant to the stopping of our season in the middle at a very prime time ... and the difficulties of dealing with the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation are really the factors if we continue to go.feedback

Junichiro Koizumi

I studied the process, reality and history of the introduction of nuclear power and became ashamed of myself for believing such lies.feedback

Jill McDonald - Halfords Group

We did see continued decline in sat nav (sales), but dash cam continues to grow significantly as more insurance companies offer incentive to motorists to install dash cams.feedback

David Heymann - Health Protection Agency

This still does remain an emergency of international concern. This extraordinary event is rapidly becoming, unfortunately, an ordinary event.feedback

Peter Salama

Many people have been tested and there have been no confirmed cases. We feel fairly confident that the risk assessment that there would be no significant increase of transmission due to the Olympics seems to be on track.feedback

Bob Dorfman

But gaming and anime are certainly major aspects of modern Japan, and Mario is a universal icon. As someone who doesn't take sports or the Olympics too seriously, I found the whole thing pretty funny and entertaining.feedback

Jeffrey Kingston

I think the bump up was due to the feel-good factor of Japan doing well in the Olympics and 'Super Mario' is irrelevant.feedback

Monica Puig

I know that there's no doubt in my mind that I can probably win a grand slam because the Olympics was one.feedback

Ariya Jutanugarn

So I know I hurt my knee, so that's why I didn't play very good on the third round (in the Olympics).feedback

Matt Mihaly

I don't mind the plug-and-play camps. It's not the Misery Olympics.feedback

Lydia Ko

The Olympics was surreal, a week like I've never experienced before.feedback

Hassan Wario

There was alleged mismanagement of the facilitation of our athletes and the entire team [of] Kenya ranging from accommodation and travel mishaps, mishandling of the accreditation of the list of participants to the provision of kits that never reached the athletes.feedback

Roger Federer

When it's swollen, you can't compete at the best level.feedback

Roger Federer

I never really had pain, funny enough. It just felt unstable.feedback

Katie Ledecky

I think I've gotten stronger and a lot's happened in four years. I've been to a couple world championships, more international meets, another Olympics, I've gone through high school, I'm heading out to college. Looking back four years ago, a lot has changed since then.feedback

Yuriko Koike

Let's work together with everyone to hold a great Olympics and Paralymics as the Olympic flag, which just arrived, is a symbol of.feedback

Emily Samuelson - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

I got addicted to saving, (and) I started investing at 14. Good, honest direction is lacking in the Olympic sphere when it comes to finances.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

These were marvelous Olympic Games in the 'marvelous city'. I declare the Games of the XXXI Olympiad closed.feedback

Jessica Sjoberg

A growing shift towards digital is just a reality that broadcasters need to adapt to ... by developing services and platforms that correspond to new viewing behaviours.feedback

Augusta Porto

We are very resilient, we didn't leave anything important unaddressed. We can welcome people despite the serious problems that we have faced in the recent past.feedback

John Coates - International Olympic Committee

It's going to need a lot of careful planning to get people from venue to venue. It's a more complex situation than Rio. On the positive side they have a very good transport infrastructure that connects all parts of the city. I think they're up for it, no worry about that, but you can't say it's going be easy.feedback

Scott Blackmun

We weren't sure we were going to have that kind of success coming in. The track and swimming teams had plenty of first-time Olympians.feedback

Mo Farah

The atmosphere at the GB house has been amazing in the village.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

We want to see full stadiums but it hasn't affected the way people have absorbed the event and having some of those finals in the morning has gone down well in Europe.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

There have always been questions, and I know that from my own experience and from athletes I've trained with.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

We have to be realistic about numbers – there have been sessions where I would have liked to have seen more people. But we have had good crowds and in the digital space, it's gone through the roof. That shows a real passion.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

I'm very keen for him to carve out some space to help us to develop the sport and not just in an ambassadorial role.feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

Pyeongchang is not all green lights at this point. It will be and it's a very able country.feedback

Vivian Cheruiyot

It was my fourth Olympic Games and I had not had gold. I'm so happy for me, my husband, my son, my parents. This might be the last Olympics for me so I thought maybe God might give me gold.feedback

Ginette Schroetter

Of course we had to win. I'm very proud of each of them and Usain, but I'm very disappointed he won't continue running.feedback

Paul Fuller

Usain is the greatest of all time. He's put Jamaica on the map. There is nobody…the only person that I can remember being this influential is maybe Bob Marley for Jamaica, and we are so proud of them.feedback

Renaud Lavillenie

If this is a nation where they only want Brazil and they spit on others, then you should not organize the Olympics. I expected some whistles, and it would have shocked me, but I didn't expect it to be so violent.feedback

Shiv Putcha

While new disruptors are not yet putting a dent in the [traditional TV] business, they are stealing away future users. [T]raditional media companies [rely on social media] to engage with the millennials they are currently losing and tech companies [rely on traditional media to] get access to prime content that will drive their engagement metrics.feedback

Kirk Smith

If you're going to be spending billions of dollars to host an event, you're going to want to have a level of certainty that you're not going to have to cancel it at the last minute.feedback

John Balmes

If we project out to the 22nd century, then there are only 4 cities in the world that can host the summer Olympics and that would be Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast.feedback

John Balmes

Our study using climate change projection shows that there will be very few cities at the end of the century that will be able to hold the summer Olympics as we know them today.feedback

Justine Fedronic

We'll see how the regulations will change. I think the Olympics will probably bring a lot more eyes to the issue than there have been before. It's an issue of protecting human rights, but I guess the decision is who has to be protected?feedback

Sue Bird

Obviously I felt a huge relief. The hardest part is waiting and not knowing. So, to finally get the thumbs-up from the doc that everything was okay was incredibly relieving and exciting, and obviously I'm very happy.feedback

Agatha Bednarczuk

It still hasn't sunk in what we've done, beating a player who has never lost at the Olympics.feedback

Cety Soledade

Since they still don't have famous faces yet, people try to associate [the painted images] with some artist or movement leader. When we tell them they are the refugees, people congratulate us and are happy. They say this is the best choice for a mural in Rio de Janeiro during this event.feedback

Rodrigo Sini

For me, they're already gold medal champions. There is no medal that justifies the pleasure or the weight each of them carries, for the story each of them has, for the determination and courage they all had when they had to abandon their home countries to restart their lives somewhere else.feedback

Miriam Nagl

Being in my home country and golf being back in the Olympic Games ... it's just very special to me.feedback

Ariya Jutanugarn

I had one double but I felt OK. I want to play my game and not worry about it.feedback

Lydia Ko

It was my first eagle at the Olympics. So I think it's great.feedback

Danell Leyva

This was absolutely a redemption, not only for me but for the team as well. My success is as much for the team as it is for me.feedback

Hillary Clinton

When you got out and compete, not everyone can win, but you have got to do your best. Can you imagine Michael Phelps or Simone Biles or all these other great American athletes in the locker rooms saying, Well I don't know, I am to afraid to go out and compete.' No, they get out there, they compete, they do their best, they demonstrate the kind of spirit that we want from all Americans.feedback

Simone Biles

Your first Olympics you walk away with five medals, that's not tough at all. Especially four being gold, that's just unheard of. I'm very proud.feedback

Simone Biles

It's kind of scary with this public eye being on me all the time. It's rewarding but I think we'll get used to it.feedback

Aimee Boorman

I think that she was really consistent, that was a big thing for her. That was the goal. Not to come in and win five golds but to show what she trained.feedback

Martha Karolyi

I'm so proud of these girls. I'm going out very happy, very satisfied.feedback

Chester King - eGames

The reason why we have established what we are doing on the eGames is the fact that we were concerned that e-sports was going too much down the poker route, it was all about money rather than national pride.feedback

Darya Klishina

With the appeal now behind me, I can thankfully focus my time and attention on competing tomorrow night and enjoying my Olympic experience, which I have dreamed of since I first began long jumping as a young girl.feedback

Mark Adams

Throughout the Games, the same in London (in 2012) when you are the center of attention of the world, there are massive attempts every day all day long to break our security. We have it all year round anyway but it's particularly intense at the moment.feedback

Paul Hickey

You have increased competition. Under Armour is a public company out there now competing for more sponsorships. It's more expensive for the companies involved.feedback

JJ Kinahan - TD Ameritrade

This might be the weekend when people go out to stores, because last night was the most excitement I've had so far.feedback

Monica Puig

They're going through some tough times and they needed this and I needed this. I love where I come from.feedback

Ester Silva

That road ripped our little community in two. My home is crumbling, all for an Olympics that is not being put on for us poor, yet we are the ones paying the highest price.feedback

Michael Phelps

I think the biggest thing for me through the meet so far is I've been able to kind of finish how I wanted to. I'm happy with how things finished. That's why I came back after '12. I didn't want to have a what-if 20 years later.feedback

Michael Phelps

Being able to close the door on this sport the way I wanted to, that's why I'm happy now.feedback

Mark Adams

It's important, that the Olympics isn't just a kind of little European or American club.feedback

Nico Hernandez

We said when we get there, we're going to medal. We're finally here.feedback

Kim Rhode

When I started the Olympics I was 16 in 1996, I am 37 now and a mom, and who would have thought? It's been an incredible journey.feedback

Galal Nassar

As long as you agreed to play an Israeli champion in the Olympics, you should have exchanged the greeting.feedback

Mark Lazarus - National Broadcasting Company

The way we create our storytelling and our narrative, mixed in with incredibly compelling competition, I think is working for men, women and children. And that's our goal. This is a very big tent and all are welcome. We program, we schedule, and we try to create a show around the competition that's welcoming to all. And I think so far we're finding success.feedback

Anderson Tyosaii

With the Olympics here, people have been asking about themes linked to the games. A lot of people are looking for scenes of sports images and the Olympic rings, which symbolises unity of nations and people.feedback

Adriana Bahar

Of course, soccer is a passion in Brazil ... but now we want to focus on the 41 other disciplines in the Olympics.feedback

Wang Shun

This situation, I don't know the details. I'm not aware of it, so unfortunately I can't answer your question.feedback

Ryan Murphy

My goal was to win one gold. That was a real breakthrough for me to be able to win that one. The 100 back was an event that comes a little bit more natural. The 200 back is an event I really have to dig deep for, so this one means a little bit more to me.feedback

Joanne Gerstner

We've all grown up playing sports. We have kids that are playing sports. Who are these groups of women they feel are so alien to sports that they have to be catered to in this way? I don't know who these people are.feedback

Li Keke

This reported test should be generated by the organizer. The Olympic committee and FINA should know about it. At present, we will continue to monitor.feedback

Cate Campbell

I should have stepped up and performed better, but that's the way the chips fell. When you're in form coming into an event, it's hard not to think about outcomes and I think I just let my imagination run away with me a little bit.feedback

Yulia Efimova

Of course I wanted gold like any other athlete, especially at the Olympics, and it was so close. But I was really pleased with today's medal and the one that came before it because looking back at what happened to me over that time, it's a big step. I'm happy with myself.feedback

Sylmara Multini

As long as they do not use the Olympic logo, the Rio 2016 logo or our look, there is no infringement.feedback

Barry Lowenthal - Media Kitchen

Look at what happens with Michael Phelps' face. We are all realizing the Olympics are a very multi-screen, complex experience. It's not as simple as just watching a baseball game. The impact of that is it's going to be more and more fragmentation.feedback

Marc Ganis

How many people would pay five or 10 or 20 dollars to be able to get a better experience with no ads? I'd suspect you would have many people who would sign up for it. I would expect NBC is surveying that now.feedback