MORE THAN ATHLETES

DESPITE THE DEMANDS OF THEIR SPORT, SOME OLYMPIANS FIND SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT OUTSIDE OF THE ARENA

Baron Pierre De Coubertin, the French nobleman who revived the Olympic Games, was a firm believer in the ancient Greek ideal of exercising mind and body in harmony. The role of sport is "at once physical, moral and social," he wrote. "I have often noticed that those who find themselves first in physical exercises are also first in their studies. The serious commitment in one area promotes the desire to be first throughout."

More than a century later, Coubertin's image of a sound mind in a sound body continues to flourish. Competing with the millionaire basketball players and logo-laden runners will...

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