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Foudy: My advice for Sochi athletes

Updated: February 7, 2014, 11:26 AM ET
By Julie Foudy | espnW.com

I love the Olympics (especially those that don't cost roughly $50 billion to stage). And with the Sochi Games about to begin, I am reminded of my first Olympics in Atlanta in 1996.

It was the first time women's soccer was included in the Olympic program. I have vivid memories of that period just before the Olympics are about to start -- you are thinking, "Holy s---, this really is happening!"

Our soccer team was flying to Atlanta to start our Olympic journey, and the ...

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