Nancy, so what makes an Olympian?
It’s a question I once put to my favourite Olympian, Nancy Greene. Nancy won Olympic Gold and Silver for Canada at the Grenoble Olympics. I watched it all unfold on TV when I was a kid and I was so inspired I learned to ski. Nancy won the World Cup too that year, for the second time in a row! She had a fearless ‘get ’er done’ attitude that earned her the nickname “Tiger”.
So what did my favourite Olympian think makes an Olympian?
Turns out it’s a combination of things…
a lot of hard work and …
a bit of luck
Greene also told me of how things have changed since her Olympic wins: racing levels have risen, competition has gone up and corporate support is important.
All things for me to chew on as I get ready to watch this year’s Pyeongchang Olympics.