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What we'll remember most about the 2020 Olympic Games

By Jared Thompson | August 18, 2021

The 2020 Olympic Games did not fail to provide remarkable and significant moments that we will always remember.

Simone Biles made more impact as a bystander than competitor, rivals and friends Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Gianmaro Tamberi of Italy defined sportsmanship by sharing gold in the men’s high jump, and Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan illustrated resilience after a preliminary heat fall to collect bronze in the women’s 1,500-meter run and then win gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 to become the first to ever medal in all three races.

No less satisfying were the moments athletes shared with us before, during and after the Games as they described their setbacks and comebacks, fears and dreams, problems and passions.

Here were a few of our favorites from connections made by the Olympic Channel for their array of storytelling from the past few months:

Credit: The Olympic Channel with Adam Peaty, Sunisa Lee, Lisa Carrington, Rudy Gobert, Allyson Felix, Nyjah Huston, Connor Fields, Sydney McLaughlin, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Artur Dalaloyan, Ona Carbonell, Ashleigh Johnson, and Alise Post Willoughby.

Jared Thompson is the VP of Content at Blinder and formerly a sports PR manager at the University of Oklahoma, and digital media director at the NCAA and Purdue University.