What Does It Take to Be an Olympian?
In a few months, the 2012 Summer Olympics will begin in London. We'll be bombarded with human interest stories featuring the athletes most likely to bring home medals. Young boys and girls all over the world will dream of becoming an the next Michael Phelps and one day stepping up to the podium to be awarded a bronze, silver, or even gold medal.
This year, thanks to the US Olympic Genome project, fans will have unprecedented access to Olympians and will be able to find unlikely things they have in common. They'll even have the opportunity to dialogue with them directly.
To learn more about the Genome project and hear directly about what it's like to be in the Olympics, I interviewed four-time Olympic medal winner Dominique Dawes and Women's Soccer Olympian hopeful Megan Rapinoe. Both were candid about what it takes to become an Olympian and the cost of their hard work.
The full interview was recorded. Take a look and get ready for the inspiration to begin.