Countries cultivate elite,
willing to demonstrate discipline,
and compete for gold.
Each athlete remembers a time,
achieving this dream was not a possibility.
With hearts of lions,
that ignites the Olympic Torch.
Going the distance in this competition,
captures the world’s imagination,
to celebrate the dedication.
Only one winner,
tears in defeat should be wiped away with pride.
For each entrants performance is worthy,
of National Treasure.
*Dedicated to 2012 Olympic Competitors*