As I mentioned on another thread, it is the human element that draws me to the Olympics. Stories of personal sacrifice, determination, love of sport--whatever it is that drives athletes to strive to be the best that they can be--for me all this overshadows the political manipulation, the greed, the doping/cheating. Here are a couple of very touching stories:

http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/sailing/...v=ap&type=lgns

http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/wrestlin...v=ap&type=lgns