Ok folks, lets try and keep this thread Russian bashing free can we please out of respect for the athletes?
This story just goes to show that the Olympic spirit lives on, no matter what the gutter press want to say about the Olympic games :
The true Olympic spirit has been displayed by Canadian cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth, who helped Russian athlete Anton Gafarov with his
broken ski during the Men's Sprint Free Semifinals at the Sochi Games.
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Gafarov’s start wasn’t smooth. He fell three times, crashing early in the race and breaking his ski. It was clear that Gafarov was out of the race
for the men’s finals and wouldn’t be able to compete for medals.
Still, he wanted to finish in front of the home crowd, but his left ski was too badly damaged in the crash and its base had come off.
The Russian skier faced finishing the race by walking to the line, not skiing.
That is not only Team Spirit, that is excellent Human Spirit. We should all do this type of thing daily regardless of race, religion, gender, etc. We
see someone that needs help? We help. Compassion goes a long way and you never know when you will be the brightest spot in someone's day, week, or
S&F for that warm, squishy feeling this gave me.
edit on 2/13/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)
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