“Someone who doesn't make the (Olympic) team might weep and collapse.
In my day no one fell on the track and cried like a baby.
We lost gracefully.
And when someone won, he didn't act like he'd just become king of the world, either.
Athletes in my day were simply humble in our victory.I believe we were more mature then...
Maybe it's because the media puts so much pressure on athletes;
maybe it's also the money.
In my day we competed for the love of the sport...
In my day we patted the guy who beat us on the back, wished him well, and that was it.”
―Louis Zamperini, Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
I got this shot last November when we had a mini-picnic at the athletic field in my Alma Mater. This is the race track for the sprint events. This place is better known as "Oval" since this 400-m race track is shaped like an oval.