The Spirit of the Games
Before first note of the Opening Ceremonies was sounded, the
Olympic spirit burned bright in London today. The Games are traditionally a
place where athletes dig deep and find the power, skill and focus to break
Who was the first to rise to the occasion and break the
first record in London? Im Dong Hyun, an
archer from Korea who is legally classified as blind and cannot see out of his
right eye, according to an article today on CNN.com. The 26-year-old won
Olympic gold medals in archery in both Beijing and Athens.
Olympic athletes are
paragons of motivation, dedication, perseverance and passion - attributes that
also contribute to successful rehabilitation. Are you using the Olympics in any
way with your patients, either as a topic for discussion or a theme for
activities? If so, please share your experiences in the comments below. If you
have photos of your activities, you can submit them to us to appear on our
website as well!