MWC025 - Taking Part in the Olympic Games

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For many athletes taking in the Olympic Games is the peak of their career. It is an event which takes only every four years and athletes are prepared to do whatever is and sacrifice anything to make their dream come .

While few athletes have the to take part in Olympics twice or even three times in their life, many only have a once-in-a-lifetime shot at gold, silver and bronze medals.

In the months and years before the Olympics they try to for the games in national and international . Once selected by their national Olympic committees they prepare with the help of developed training schedules so that they can perform best when the day arrives.

When athletes take part in the Olympics they stay at the Olympic Village, in itself a small town which thousands of athletes, coaches and officials from all over the world. They are training facilities, roam through souvenir shops and cafés and socialize with from other countries.

The opening is an event which most describe as something really special. Thousands of athletes parade into the stadium, their country's flag and wear their official Olympic outfit.

However, winning a gold medal is surely the most moment of an athlete's career, when you stand on the podium, seeing your flag and hearing the national anthem played. Then you finally know that all the made, and hardships endured in the previous years have off.