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Inspiration for Entrepreneurs via the Olympics

With the help of Social Media, we are all surrounded by discussion about the Olympics! The only people talking online about the Olympics more than the United States are Great Britain and Australia. The media has been struggling to keep up with all the news, controversy, and highlights. 

Handball Event at 2012 Summer Olympics.
Photo by:  los_bandito_anthony 
Recently, one of my clients pointed out to me that there are a lot more competitions in the Olympics than he was privy to via his local television networks or newspaper. Out of curiosity, I looked it up and found that there were some 36 competitions with everything from Beach Volleyball to Shooting.

It would be nice if there was more time and attention afforded to some of the other sports represented at . There are some really talented and dedicated folks competing. It is inconceivable how much they all sacrifice to participate. It is inspirational to me even before execution or finding out who wins...just the mere concept of giving up everything within your comfort zone to step out on faith and do something different from everyone around you because you believe in what you are doing that strongly....and to work extremely hard with delayed gratification in order to realize your dreams coming to fruition. I  find that inspirational. 


2012 Summer Olympic Competitions:
1. Aquatics - Diving
2. Aquatics - Water Polo
3. Aquatics - Swimming
4. Aquatics - Synchronized Swim
5. Triathalon
6. Modern Pentathalon
7. Rowing
8. Sailing
9. Shooting
10. Archery
11. Judo
12. Sailing
13. Equestrian - Jumping
14. Equestrian - Dressage
15. Equestrian - Eventing
16. Taekwondo
17. Gymnastics - Trampoline
18. Gymnastics - Artistic
19. Gymnastics - Rhythmic
20. Volleyball
21. Beach Volleyball
22. Badminton
23. Football
24. Basketball
25. Fencing
26. Golf
27. Hockey
28. Table Tennis
29. Rugby
30. Handball
31. Cycling BMX
32. Cycling Mountain Bike
33. Cycling track
34. Cycling Road
35. Weightlifting
36. Boxing

that's right...THIRTY SIX OLYMPIC COMPETITIONS

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