Bill Toomey, American Athlete ( January 10, 1939 - )

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A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.~Bill Toomey

Fun You Honest

Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended.~Bill Toomey

Sad Moment Victory

There is no one magic move or secret that creates victory, but lots of little items that when added together can make you victorious.~Bill Toomey

Together Victory Magic

The Ancient Games are relatively obscure to most Olympians, but to understand just what the Games are about, it is really necessary to investigate the roots and the meaning that has transformed culture and society for so many years.~Bill Toomey

Culture Society Roots

The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.~Bill Toomey

Women Men Ability

One of the key elements is the ability to be honest with yourself.~Bill Toomey

Yourself Key Honest

If it were easy, it would have no value.~Bill Toomey

Value Easy Would

Nutrition is also a valuable component that can help athletes both protect themselves and improve performance.~Bill Toomey

Help Performance Nutrition

As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for optimum health are diet and exercise.~Bill Toomey

Health Exercise Tools

Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.~Bill Toomey

Steroids Banned Until

Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us, but to really understand the true scope and depth of the movement requires more investigation and concentration.~Bill Toomey

Honor True Realize

The Olympic movement is divided into two very distinct eras.~Bill Toomey

Two Movement Olympic

The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.~Bill Toomey

City Games Olympic

Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004, but there are rumors that they might be switched if the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.~Bill Toomey

Games Begin Rumors

Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these sportsmen were not anyone's enemies.~Bill Toomey

Realized Were Anyone

Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.~Bill Toomey

Family Past Within

The fans and supporters are also part of the Olympic family.~Bill Toomey

Family Fans Olympic

Olympians are the product of the Movement, and to get them to the stadiums, pools and playing fields, it takes the actions of legions of people who might not be Olympians.~Bill Toomey

People Product Movement

My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.~Bill Toomey

Voyage Olympic Because

The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.~Bill Toomey

Accomplishment Greatest Me

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.~Bill Toomey

Family Sports World

Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.~Bill Toomey

Love Start You

Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same.~Bill Toomey

Creative Rules You

Too many athletes do not admit their weaknesses.~Bill Toomey

Admit Athletes Weaknesses

Too many athletes don't have the ability to set a goal and then carefully go towards it.~Bill Toomey

Goal Go Ability

Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.~Bill Toomey

Journey Value Start