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David Wallechinsky
They can go into the Summer Olympics and win gold medals. They're not going to win any gold medals in the Winter Olympics. So what do they gain by having two people go and finish in 32nd place in women's figure skating and be eliminated in the first round of short track?feedback
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May 23 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Olympic Games. 343 people are quoted and you can read 539 citations of them about Olympic Games. Gary Bettman, Casey Wasserman and Lee Hee-beom, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Gary Bettman said: “There is nothing bigger and more important. We don't have a better platform for our sport than the Olympic Winter Games. Three billion people watching.”.
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Franz Reindl

I feel we would be more competitive if our N.H.L. players were available, of course, but the players playing in Germany or other parts of Europe, they see a chance and a challenge for themselves that maybe they didn't see before with the opportunity to go to the Olympics. It's not our decision, but we have to live with it.feedback

Eric Garcetti

But I'd love to go to Paris in 2028 and see my friends; I think it would be great Olympics.feedback

Diana Taurasi

Certain names have been connected to our franchise for so long. So from the outside, it's very different. On the inside, it's not as big a change because the people we have coming in, I'm familiar with their game and we've been friends for a long time. Playing overseas, in the WNBA, in the Olympics -- everyone is used to being in the moment with whatever team they're on. So I think that's the approach we're taking this year. But on the flip side of that, there is something to be said for the unknown. It's kind of exciting. So there is that energy you get from that.feedback

Gwen Jorgensen

Every doctor I've talked to has said that even if everything goes perfectly, you need at least 10 days of no running or exercise to let everything heal. But my long-term plan is to race in 2018 and make it to [the Summer Olympics in] Tokyo 2020.feedback

Eric Garcetti

On the logistics side there were a lot of 'WOW' moments. The Olympics asked us not to buff the city up. This is Hollywood. We could have had the best show, the cutest kids lining the streets, we could have had the most amazing fireworks, but we didn't change a single thing. We didn't go out of our way to show a city that's any different than the city we know.feedback

Carli Lloyd

The Champions League was obviously disappointing. It was a little bittersweet because we did really well. It wasn't the result we wanted but we ended on a high and to finish the Champions League with a victory over a really quality side says a lot about this club and its character. It should give the players more confidence to know they can play with the best and this club can be at the top level. So now to be able to shift our focus to an FA Cup final is huge. For me, this is up there with the World Cup and the Olympics. This is a massive tournament and I'm going to approach it as such.feedback

Serena Williams

Growing up in Los Angeles taught me that anyone can succeed as long as they have dreams and goals. Los Angeles embodies the optimistic spirit that allows kids like me to become athletes and Olympians. I am proud to join the LA 2024 Athletes' Advisory Commission and help bring the Olympics and Paralympics home and inspire the next generation of champions.feedback

Andrew Zimbalist

The problems for 99 percent of the cities out there is that the demands of the I.O.C. have grown to the point where to host a Summer Olympics you are looking at an expenditure of $15 to $20 billion, for most cities. In the case of the Summer Olympics, you might bring in $4 billion or $5 billion of revenue.feedback

Jonny Coleman

We know we are going up against a $50 million war chest.feedback

Eric Garcetti

Clearly we want 2024 and Paris wants 2024. Both of us look at 2028 as a long time away.feedback

Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles is one of the few places in the nation and the world that can pull off an Olympics that is fiscally responsible and that is ready to go whenever we get the green light. We do big events here every year all the time. It's kind of second nature to us.feedback

Zev Yaroslavsky

As one of the 1984 Olympics skeptics – who said let's not take any chances, let's make sure the city not be exposed – I have a lot of confidence that with fiscal discipline, they can do this right. There is no organized opposition to this in L.A. People have a very fond memory of the '84 Games. I certainly do.feedback

David Wallechinsky

Los Angeles is like Paris. It doesn't really need the Olympics to put it on the map. Los Angeles and Paris are already on the map.feedback

David Wallechinsky

I think that Paris gets the nod in 2024 and L.A. in 2028. And, yes, Trump does not help. That's very clear. It was the opposite of disruption. Employers were encouraged to let people go home or to work on flex time. Traffic was great. I had people say, Why can't we have Olympics 365 days a year'?feedback

Casey Wasserman

Our risks in terms of delivery are minimal at worst. The benefits are we get to harness the great creativity and innovation in L.A., to help deliver the Olympics of the next generation.feedback

Andrew Zimbalist

The main thing that is driving the opposition is we are in a world where public resources needed for basic needs – transportation and health care – are more pressing than ever. Los Angeles is sui generis. Because of the large level of top-level colleges and universities, and the large number of sports teams in Los Angeles, they basically have all the venues they need.feedback

Henrik Lundqvist

I haven't played with him in 12 years. Also the fact that we're not part of the Olympics, I see this as an opportunity for me to play for my country one more time, and with my brother. I'm gonna go there and try to finish really strong.feedback

Patrick Baumann - International Olympic Committee

This Evaluation Commission is for 2024. Now of course there discussions going on for (20)24-28 at the executive board of the IOC. Also having two great cities bidding for 2024 we can see if this creates opportunities and what those opportunities are.feedback

Jules Boykoff

A lot of the stadiums for the Olympics are being envisioned for the future. They would not even be built if it wasn't for the Olympics. If you have existing venues, you don't have to envision as much. It still takes some imagination.feedback

Patrick Baumann - International Olympic Committee

We will be concentrating on the process that has started and these cities have been going through for the purpose of awarding the host of 2024.feedback

Casey Wasserman

There has obviously be a lot of discussion recently about this 2024-28 question and frankly I applaud the IOC's thinking, it's the right thinking at the right time. But this week is our opportunity to focus on core question, the question we set out to answer in September 2015 -- why is LA2024 the right city at this important time for the Olympic movement. Today was the first part of our answer. We have the strongest foundations of any Olympic bid in history.feedback

Nick Ekbatani

Everything in my life that I've been through and what I've learned from being an athlete trained me to keep my chin up and keep going and persevere. At the time, the 2012 Summer Olympics were going on, and Oscar Pistorius was in front of me running on two prosthetic legs, so I had a lot of hope. I kind of denied the potential consequences of losing my leg. I didn't want to accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to be an athlete or move like I used to. I think that's what's helped me heal.feedback

John Ritblat

With the Winter Olympics fast approaching, this is a tremendously exciting time for British snow sports. We are delighted that His Royal Highness will be supporting the journey of our athletes to emulate the success of their summer sports compatriots at the upcoming Games and in the years to come.feedback

Reini Fernsebner

I am looking at installing a real structure which will mean we are strong going into the 2018 Winter Olympics and even stronger and with a bigger team as we look towards Beijing 2022.feedback

Rene Fasel - International Olympic Committee

What we will do for sure if the NHL isn't coming is that we will work in China, in the KHL. That will give the space to the Russian and the non-Russian clubs to be present in Asia.feedback

Bill Daly

The decision has already been made. We have nothing further to add.feedback

Rene Fasel - International Olympic Committee

I would say the latest we can do is end of June, beginning of July, for calendars, schedules, arenas. We will see. I have a very good relation with Gary. But what can I say? I have nothing to give him. I can say 'Hello, how are you? Great playoffs.' Just social talk. Maybe I come to New York, we have a steak and go back. This is the way it is. I'm a very positive person so I never give up, and there is still some time where maybe we can convince Gary Bettman to change his opinion.feedback

Rene Fasel - International Olympic Committee

The puck is for sure on the stick of the NHL Players' Association and we will see.feedback

Gary Bettman

There is nothing bigger and more important. We don't have a better platform for our sport than the Olympic Winter Games. Three billion people watching.feedback

Rene Fasel - International Olympic Committee

We played before without the NHL, we will have anyway a great tournament. But it would be so much better with the best players in the world. The players want to go, so I really don't understand. But if Gary decides not to go to the Olympics, the fans will not be happy, the players will not be happy, I hope (the) media won't be happy. The whole world will not be happy. There is a unique opportunity for our sport to show up there, a unique opportunity for the NHL to be there.feedback

Casey Wasserman

Just at every touch point, the community of Los Angeles in the largest possible sense is entirely supportive and embraces the idea of hosting an Olympic Games in 2024. That is unique. We are an oasis of optimism.feedback

Chris Dempsey

I truly believe the experience in Boston is and should be instructive for people on both sides of the Olympic debate. I like to think that what happened in Boston really has been an example in other cities. I think that really there is something to be said for the momentum that Boston created.feedback

Tamás Csillag

It was a super-encouraging thing to learn that a small but well-prepared team could pull it off, without having hundreds of thousands of dollars, or a political party behind them.feedback

Sean Beardow

We're really committed to hearing all sides of the story. We thought Chris could bring some valuable perspective. He gave an excellent presentation. It's been important to Calgary from Day 1 that it's not just about whether Calgary fits with the Olympics but if the Olympics fits with Calgary.feedback

Chris Dempsey

I wanted to be helpful in explaining how the IOC process is set up that tends to lead to these really negative outcomes for the host cities. Even though the IOC and its sponsors do great and the TV contracts are profitable, it's still the case where these host cities have bad outcomes.feedback

Chris Dempsey

I don't see an incentive structure for the IOC to be any different tomorrow or five years from now or 10 years from now than it is today. As long as they have at least one bid, the Games will go on, they'll still be profitable and still have these lavish events.feedback

David Ellis - Morningstar

We have been chuntering along quite happily for a number of years and built a great foundation in the UK. Since slightly before the London 2012 Olympics, there has been an energy behind London. We are now hoping to really drive this internationally. It is time to push the brand in key territories across the global market.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I believe that positive processes which we have started, to reform anti-doping structures, are irreversible. We must listen to what WADA has to say, because we have to admit that we have several cases of proven doping violation. This is unacceptable. We will do everything to organize efficient and fruitful work with all our partners, including WADA and the IOC. I hope they have the same intentions.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Russia is ready for an open and consistent participation in work to establish an accomplished global anti-doping system. Once again, I would like to reiterate something that we have always stated: Russia never had, and I hope never will have, a state-backed system of doping support. On the contrary – we will fight doping.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I would rather speak of Russia generally, not necessarily about Moscow. Apart from the capital of our country, we have a number of cities which could potentially host Summer Olympics. There is Sochi, of course, but also St. Petersburg and possibly Kazan. We are not going to make any specific statements, yet. In 2014, our country successfully hosted the Winter Games in Sochi. However, I do not rule out the possibility that Russia will decide to enter in bidding process for the right to host another Olympics.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Regarding Los Angeles, it is not for us to estimate the city's chances. This must be done by the IOC. USA is one of the leading sports countries in the world, and I believe had good chance of getting the honour of hosting the games. It is well known that LA hosted the games in 1984 and the USSR team unfortunately did not participate - just like the U.S. team which did not come to Moscow in 1980. No-one benefited from this.feedback

Andy Murray

I met him [Joshua] for the first time at the Olympics in 2012. He doesn't appear to have changed at all, which is refreshing, because there's a huge drama around every fight. When you listen to him, he does appear to be very grounded and very aware of where he wants to get to and the best way of doing that.feedback

Tetsuro Kojo

Only 18 per cent of people may smoke, but the percentage of smoking customers in smaller restaurants is much higher - nearly half. We must take care of them.feedback

Chris Smith - ANZ New Zealand

What I really wanted to capture in this photograph was a sense of place. This was particularly difficult due to the fact that the ski jumping took place seven miles from the city and the weather was never very good. There was one perfectly clear day, the day this photo was taken, which was my golden opportunity.feedback

Douglas Bettcher

A recent newspaper described Japan as a 'paradise for smokers,' and I'm sure it wouldn't want that title. It's not a good impression to give ... as Japan is preparing and investing so much for the 2020 Summer Olympics.feedback

Naomi Tokashiki

I believe Japanese people really are considerate of others. It's more important for us to trust people than enact a really repressive law.feedback

Laura Muir

Zola Budd is definitely one of the icons of British distance running. I know she's got a very quick time so if I were to break hers, it would be great. I'm not sure I'm quite up for running barefoot though. My lucky spikes are doing well so far so I think I'll keep them on. All my records have come with the same spikes. I wore them for the first time at the Rio Olympics and they are doing pretty well.feedback

Gabby Douglas

Coming off of the Olympics was so stressful mentally and physically, so my body and my mind are thanking me for the break.feedback

Simone Biles

I just realized I'm really short. Yes. You just have to have confidence in yourself.feedback

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

Laurie Hernandez

She taught me to be grateful for every moment. There was one competition where I fell multiple times, and it was a really big meet. She just said, Look at where you are, let's celebrate.' And we got ice cream.feedback

Carli Lloyd

You have European football growing a lot now -– Barcelona, the Spanish teams, the English league, France, Germany, the game is growing in Europe and it is going to be exciting the next few years to see what happens. I have had nothing but good things to say. I think so, time is running out though as we get close to 2019 and 2020 because those are big years with the World Cup and Olympics, it would have to be between now and 2019. It is a great competition to be able to compete in -– it's been a lot of fun.feedback

Wang Yi

You mean the big leadership issue? Every year is something special. Last year was some anniversary, and a few years ago were the Olympics. Next year will be something else. Right now the Communist Party is not so stable. We can't know what is going on inside. They may feel they need quiet at all costs, and we'll have trouble. Or they could also say that they need quiet so will ignore us; after all, we're not challenging them. We just trust in God and let Him decide.feedback

Raymond Domenech

I remember Ronaldo at the Olympics in 1996, and Mbappe is of this level - a world-class player. It is up to him to manage this well: he has the choice between being Ronaldo or Anelka.feedback

Kathrine Switzer

In 1967, few would have believed that marathon running would someday attract millions of women, become a glamour event in the Olympics and on the streets of major cities, help transform views of women's physical ability and help redefine their economic roles in traditional cultures.feedback

Laura Kenny

I'm not scared in the slightest. I've put myself through hell and back with training. How hard can it be to give birth?feedback

Laura Kenny

It was my choice to do this, and it'll be my choice to try and start again afterwards. It doesn't scare me at all because [I've wanted to be a mum] for a long time.feedback

Laura Kenny

We didn't want people waiting for it. I've always wanted kids and said that would happen so I would have been gutted if it hadn't. You feel a lot more pressure [to have children] when you get married.feedback

Laura Kenny

I wouldn't want to be treated the way they have. It's happened in a system I work in, but as bad as it sounds you don't know anything's going on till you read it in the newspaper which sounds insane, but you focus on your own goal and don't look on the outside.feedback

Laura Kenny

It happened really quickly. Even though [the pregnancy] seemed like it took a long time. I was always like, come on, is it this month? But it just happened.feedback

Laura Kenny

That's the end goal, I feel like I'll still have time to be a mum and then I've got a long time afterwards to train. I never wanted it to be all rushed, or have either of them half-heartedly done. I wanted to settle and then start training afterwards. Everything's going to be new to me. I know I want to get into the team pursuit, but anything after that is a bonus. If I'm good enough to compete in the individual one, then I will, but it was never a target.feedback

Bob Bowman

I have concerns about adding relay events and also adding individual events while keeping the roster sizes the same. The IOC has been insistent on keeping participant numbers at the same level. It doesn't make sense to add relay events in this dynamic.feedback

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

Frank Busch

I am sure that the 50s would add a level of excitement to the swimming competition, but swimming is already the most successful sport at the Summer Olympics.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

Ignacio Cano

[The city] is in the worst condition in 20 years. You have an economic crisis, a political crisis, a moral crisis. There is a general perception of a very dark time. The perception was that things were getting better. Now the perception is everything is deteriorating.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

Laurie Hernandez

It was great to go to the Olympics and represent Hispanics. My advice is to try something new and don't be afraid to go after your dreams!feedback

Marie Delarbre

I think we were all pretty upset after not qualifying for the Olympics. But that's life. You've got to keep your head up and just look forward and don't let anything bring you down.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

Alex Ovechkin

It's my country. I think everybody wants to play there (at the Olympics). It's biggest opportunity in life to play at the Olympic Games. If somebody's gonna tell me not to go, I don't care – I'll just go.feedback

Alex Ovechkin

I haven't changed my mind and I won't. It my country. I think everybody wants to play there. Somebody going to tell me don't go, I don't care, I just go. The situation was the same before the Sochi Games in 2014. I'm pretty sure everything is going to be fine, they (NHL) just want to do a big story about it because it's their plan. For us as players, we want to go there and represent our countries.feedback

Alex Ovechkin

I didn't change my mind and I won't. Because it's my country. I think everybody wants to play there. It's the biggest opportunity in your life to play in the Olympic Games. So, I don't know, somebody (is) going to tell me 'don't go,' I don't care, I just go. So if the schedule is not going to the Olympic Games, then you can see they don't bluff. But again, still long time, still everything can change. I still hope the NHL will let us play. But nothing is going to change my point of view... if Russia needs us, of course.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

Henrik Sedin

I don't know how much the league has gotten back from playing in other Olympics. But knowing that the league wants to get into the Asian market, it maybe would have been smart to go over there and show the best players. That's … why I'm wondering what they're thinking is. (The NHL) wants their money anyway they can; that's up to them. But I don't think this is a 'no' for sure. Why would they come out now and say no right now? They could have waited until June or whenever the decision needed to be done. They want something in return; that's why they're doing this.feedback

Sidney Crosby

When you begin negotiations and things like that, I really thought something was going to be able to get worked out, and unfortunately, that's not the case. From what I heard, it was kind (of) typical negotiations, then it kind of came out of nowhere (Monday) with the announcement.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

Henrik Lundqvist

Disappointing news, (the NHL) won't be part of the Olympics 2018. A huge opportunity to market the game at the biggest stage is wasted. But most of all, disappointing for all the players that can't be part of the most special adventure in sports.feedback

Dave Ogrean

We knew it was a very real possibility for many months and certainly respect the decision of the NHL. The good news is that because of our grassroots efforts over the course of many years, our player pool is as deep as it has ever been and we fully expect to field a team that will play for a medal.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

This bid campaign isn't about whether a city is capable of hosting the Games. ... It's about which city is best-suited to serve the future of the Olympic Movement.feedback

Tony Estanguet

We can't accept '28. It's not possible. Either the IOC family wants to choose Paris for '24 or we will not come back for '28.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

O'Shea Jackson

The team to me spoke to an L.A. that was unseen to the rest of the world. When most people saw L.A. in the '80s they saw the Showtime Lakers or '84 Olympics, fun and sun kind of thing. But we knew an L.A. that was a lot more grimy, the underside of Los Angeles. And the Raiders kind of represented all of that. And they played right there in the community. I love the sleazy, shitty, lowbrow world of the Raiders. Vegas embodies that. No fucks given, no pretense. Football in its purest form: bloodsport for entertainment and gambling.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

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

Well that is one of the exercises we have to go through to get them complaint as quickly as we can and that's the sort of thing I'll be speaking to Thomas about on Monday. I think steps could be taken now which would allow the IOC to make that decision and preferably make it at the earliest possible date in fairness to the Winter Games, in fairness to the competition involving the world's athletes, as well as being fair to themselves.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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

As evil and stupid as this comment is, I'm not going to delete it or ban you (yet) because it's a teachable moment. You have two possible paths ahead. Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, compassion, brains and skill – actually more of every positive human quality than you. So take their path – you could learn from them, and try to challenge yourself, to give back, to add something to the world. Or you can stay on your path, and keep being a sad pitiful jealous internet troll who adds nothing to the world but mocks anyone who does out of small-minded jealousy.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

Yoshiro Mori

Fukushima will have a great platform to show the world the extent of its recovery in the 10 years since the disaster. It will also be a wonderful chance for us to show our gratitude towards those who assisted in the region's reconstruction. And I'm sure the people of Fukushima are also looking forward very much to seeing Olympics events hosted there.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

Carli Lloyd

It's disappointing. We came in fourth place. We scored one goal. … Long gone are the days of always winning, and it's not going to be easy – 2019 [World Cup], 2020 [Olympics], it's going to be really hard.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