10 inspiring quotes from the Olympics’ best-known athletes

Nina Edy
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Being a great athlete takes a combination of raw talent, luck and a lot of hard work. The stories of how these men and women have achieved world renown through guts and glory can often hold useful lessons for the rest of us - an athlete’s mindset can be very helpful in a business environment.

While the world’s greatest sporting stars gear up for all the tough but exciting competition to come at the Rio 2016 Olympics, we’ve decided to put together a list of of the most inspiring quotes from the top 10 most marketable athletes on the City A.M. Rio 50 list.