Since 1924, when the Winter Olympics first took place in Chamonix, France, this international spectacle has been providing the world with examples of great courage and determination. From the slopes to ice rinks, elite athletes give us glimpses into the best of the human spirit.
With the Sochi Games upon us, here’s a look at just a few of the most inspiring moments from past Winter Olympics.
For more from Chad Bonham, visit his column Inspiring Athletes.
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