Olympic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old olympic quotes, olympic sayings, and olympic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The Olympics is about letting people believe in their own dreams.     

Kyle Shewfelt

The Olympic Games belong to the athletes and not to the politicians.     

Avery Brundage

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.     

Pierre de Coubertin

Every Olympics is something special. If you're fortunate enough to play for your country - there's just so much energy. It's truly amazing.     

Venus Williams

The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby.     

Jean Drapeau

You don't win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training.     

Seth Godin

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.     

Pierre de Coubertin

The Olympic Games are a national cause, and a national cause calls for a nationwide attitude.     

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki

The Olympic Games is the ultimate level of competition.     

Russell Mark

The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.     

Pierre de Coubertin

An Olympic medal is much better than a world record, and so is a world championship or Commonwealth Games medal.     

Chad le Clos

Once you become an Olympic champion, you are expected to win all the time.     

Nadia Comaneci

Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.     

Pierre de Coubertin

Winning an Olympic gold medal is like nothing else.     

Rebecca Lobo

The pressure of the Olympic Games is real overwhelming.     

Natalie Coughlin

Olympic athletes have to find a job right after they're done competing.     

Apolo Ohno