Time for part 2 of our last post about Olympic quotes. Well, that is until the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia from February 7 to the 23rd. Quick, mark your calendars!
Anyway, time to take a look at some of the quotes you might have missed throughout the last few weeks of the Olympics. It definitely has been a great summer games and we think London did a great job of hosting the Olympics. Well, there were some minor mishaps, but nothing too serious!
Our first source for part 2 of Olympics quotes comes from Canada’s National Post. They’ve done a great job collecting some unique quotes from the athletes and more.
Let’s start out with one of the funniest we’ve read so far.
“We are just not right in the head. That’s why we are interested in this.”
This came from Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia. He won gold in the 50-km race walk and graced us with that wonderful quote. It sure is an obscure sport, but Sergey just wanted to tell it like it is!
After beating the Russian basketall team and receiving a black eye, Jennifer Screen proclaimed, “I wasn’t going home ugly without a medal.” Those Aussies sure are tough.
“Basically, we didn’t have any idea how to do it right.”
This quote ranks up there on the flat-out honesty meter pretty high. Hungary’s Laszlo Nagy said this when explaining the tough 26-19 loss they suffered in men’s handball.
The next great source for some of the best Olympic quotes comes from NY Daily News.
“I expected to do better but the weights were too heavy.”
Manuel Minginfe of Micronesia brought us that wonderfully funny quote. When the weights are too heavy, it’s probably not a good time to be competing in weightlifting.
“I saw the president in the audience as I was coming and I thought ‘Oh, (expletive), what am I going to do? Now I play the number one and the president is here. I do not want to get my ass kicked’.”
If you’re wondering what happened to Ville Lang of Finland, the owner of this quote, he lost. Apparently a bad loss too. Yeah, in front of his President.
Channeling words of wise men, Jan Jorgenson of Denmark proclaimed, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.” She was stating this in sympathy for the badminton players who were expelled early on during the Olympics for losing on purpose.
Well, that’s all for Olympic quotes for some time. Hope you enjoyed it!