".....perhaps the most unlikely Olympian competing in the Vancouver Games which kick off today with the opening ceremony. Five months ago Celski suffered what many thought was a career ending injury, surely a season ending one. He crashed into the boards during a race at the U.S. Olympic Trials and sliced his leg with his own skate. The gruesome cut went all the way to the bone and just missed his femoral artery by an inch."Read the whole story.
Another comeback engineer: medalist skier Lindsey Vonn, who battled shin bruises, and considered dropping out, but is glad she didn't. Yet another: Bode Miller, highly vaunted 4 years ago at Torino, but came up empty and slipped out of the public consciousness. Now, in Vancouver, reprising his winning ways.
Sports reminds us:
Where there's a will to compete, a will to win, great things can happen.