The 2012 Olympics were incredible and the athletes that competed are a special breed. To become an Olympian is more than just one competition it's a lifelong commitment that stays with these athletes forever. I was glued to my TV during the recent Olympics in London as it was an incredible experience to watch these athletes in action as well as their reactions before and after their competitions. While some earned medals, every athlete that made it to the Olympic games is indeed a winner. Check out this feature that I wrote for LRM before the Beijing Olympics titled "torch bearer." I interviewed athletes who had won medals, athletes who had competed without placing, and one who was in training for his first Olympic competition. I found these athletes to be very special people and discovered that being an Olympian is far more than earning a medal.