By the time of the Olympic closing ceremony there will be more than 2,100 medals awarded to athletes. That may sound like a ton until you realize that there are over 10,500 athletes in London most of them will be going home empty handed. The focus is on the winners, as it should be, but it is also important to remember that behind that happy joyful person is a line of people who worked just as hard but came up short.
As bad as it feels to lose, the pain will fade with time and for some athletes it will become their biggest motivator when they return to training. So during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro these athletes could find themselves atop the podium because of what happened in London. But right now there is just sadness as the dream of Olympic gold was within reach and is once again years away.
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