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Most tear-jerking Olympic moments

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tiredemma Mon 18-Aug-08 08:19:07

This one always gets me

derek redmond and pa Barcelona 1992


MaryAnnSingleton Mon 18-Aug-08 08:24:10

yes, that is sniffle worthy !

Slouchy Mon 18-Aug-08 08:30:31

OOh yes, so upsetting. So brave of him to finish and so lovely of his daddy to come and support him round. Aw.

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Mon 18-Aug-08 08:36:26

tommie smith and john carlos 1968

PortBlacksandResident Mon 18-Aug-08 08:38:15

Greece - Kelly Holmes. The commentator yelling "You've won it Kelly, You've won it"

Like she could hear him LOL!

tiredemma Mon 18-Aug-08 08:38:17

Oh Gosh yes, shame that they dont speak now, also sad that the Australian who shared the podium with them was ostracised by his own country following his support that day.

Very moving.

Anymore for anymore?

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Mon 18-Aug-08 08:39:33

just watched derek redmond [sob]

Slouchy Mon 18-Aug-08 08:42:16

Mohammed Ali lighting the Olympic flame in Atlanta.

So sad to see someone who was once the finest athlete in the world brought to such weakness by illness. And so strong of him to agree to do it anyway.

Hang on I'll find it.

tiredemma Mon 18-Aug-08 08:43:12

this one portblack

Dame Kelly Double Gold

Slouchy Mon 18-Aug-08 08:44:04


Piffle Mon 18-Aug-08 08:44:26

Cathy freeman in Sydney
And being a kiwi some of small but not insignificant efforts over the years

PortBlacksandResident Mon 18-Aug-08 08:46:42

Thanks TiredEmma smile.

Monkeytrousers Mon 18-Aug-08 08:52:35

Isn't the definitve tear-jerking olymic moment when Torvill and Dean danced Bolero in Sarajevo?

tiredemma Mon 18-Aug-08 08:54:40

I was moved by T&D when they did their last Olympics ( cant remember where it was - just remember massive media hype about it being their last ever olympics)

MaureenMLove Mon 18-Aug-08 09:00:33

Mine is the moment the IOC announced London as hosts in 2012! I've just watched about 5 clips on Youtube and I'm in bits!grin

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 18-Aug-08 15:30:07

aawww, just watched the Derek Redmond video again...

hanaflower Mon 18-Aug-08 15:32:01

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