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Mary Lou Retton

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Born Wednesday 24 January 1968

Occupation: Athlete

Nationality: American

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Filter author quotes by word: medals (4), athletes (4), Olympic (4), good (3), also (2), never (2), best (1), Olympics (2), say (1), all (2)

It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old, in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart. We need a new one.

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Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is a big part of the Olympic experience.

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In L.A., we had a game room with a new sensation called Pac-Man.

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Fragile egos are put on the line every day.

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For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.

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As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.

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Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for.

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If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash.

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In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first. Same thing for my right wristband.

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The endorsement game has been very good to me.

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Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded.

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Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics.

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Many athletes competing in Atlanta wouldn't be here if it weren't for corporate support.

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For six years, I kept my five Olympic medals wrapped in a plastic bread bag beneath my bed.

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That's because the International Olympic Committee has a policy of never replacing medals.

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I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter.

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Be cocky. Walk into the Georgia Dome like you own it.

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You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost.

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Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.

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Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.

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