Whenever they say you can't, take the t off...
Photo and caption by Stefano Fontanini
Success is gained through sheer determination regardless of who you are, your cultural origins or what you believe in. To succeed in something engenders personal pride but to fail in your conquest for something you passionately desire is in itself a great success. London 2012 welcomed together all nations as one people. On this memorable night, the Russian female athelete sitting beside me broke into tears and said to me, "Thank you for inviting me, I will never forget this night". Indeed, we were all invited and each and every one of us succeeded.
Location: London 2012 Olympic Stadium: Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony (UK)