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Inspirational Olympic Moments

2012-08-07 07:07:43 GMT2012-08-07 15:07:43(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

This is an older photo, but it surfaced Sunday on Twitter and was passed around the Web after Pistorius raced.

In a gesture of camaraderie and respect, Kirani James (R) of Grenada exchanges bibs with Oscar Pistorius (L) of South Africa after the Men's 400m semifinal on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

(L-R) Roger Federer of Switzerland is congratulated by Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina after his 4-6, 7-6, 19-17 win in the Semifinal of Men's Singles Tennis on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bulgarian gymnast Jordan Jovtchev is competing in his sixth Olympics, and will attempt to win his fifth Olympic medal during the rings event final on Aug. 6. He'll turn 40 in February. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)

Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani is the first woman ever to compete for Saudi Arabia in the Olympics and, despite her loss in the women's +78kg judo event, she promises to return and compete again in 2016. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

The British men's gymnastics team celebrates winning Olympic bronze at the team final on July 30, 2012. Great Britain had previously won only one medal in men's team gymnastics - a bronze that came in the 1912 Stockholm Games. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)

Gymnastics' newest starlets Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman and McKayla Maroney react after being named to the U.S. team going to the 2012 London Olympics. The team, dubbed the "Fab Five," is rounded out by world champion Jordyn Wieber and Kyla Ross. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Olympic Games and their motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (Latin for " Faster, Higher, Stronger") have long served as a reminder of what the human body can achieve and how Olympic heroes can inspire us all.

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