“Yet somehow, after this graphic theater of steep human effort, after the stands had gone from full to

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“Yet somehow, after this graphic theater of steep human effort, after the stands had gone from full to half-full to one-third-full and the national flags on the flagpoles started to look lonely, this march of more than 100 contestants still had resilient men out there in the pretty woods and the wretched upslopes……they’re from countries without ample snow, and they’re here to struggle and to finish and maybe even to inform and to inspire.”

Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/thirty-six-minutes-after-the-gold-medal-was-won-the-olympics-happened/2018/02/16/283130a8-130d-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html

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