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WAVE 3 News Editorial - February 11, 2014: Olympic Spirit

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Second chances in life are important to seize and run with, and Russia appears to be doing that well.

A third of the way through a Winter Olympics that has featured warmer weather than we have had here, most of the focus has been on the games, save for plenty of social media scuttlebutt.

That is quite a contrast to 34 years ago, when 65 countries, including the United States, pulled out of the Olympics in Moscow, following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, rendering those games meaningless for many.

From a 29 year old American skier named Julia, to a 15 year old Russian skater named Julia, the 2014 Olympics is definitely about the athletes - as it should be - and not sparring countries.

These Olympics cost more than all other winter Olympics combined and there have been concerns regarding venues, accommodations, and public policies.

But the games, as always, outshine it all.

The Americans will be challenged to win an overall gold medal, as several countries, including Russia, make a big push.

Our hearts will be with the American athletes, especially Oldham County High School graduate, Sgt. Dallas Robinson, as he tries to lead the United States bobsled team to gold.

But we celebrate the determination, heart and work ethic all the athletes exhibit, and wish we could all exhibit those qualities every day in our lives.   

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