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'I am living, not just existing'

Updated: March 25, 2010, 3:05 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Turns out we were following the wrong athletes all along.

As always, I was dazzled and inspired by the Olympians at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, from the champions who went home wrapped in glory to those who returned without a medal but with the satisfaction that they competed despite whatever obstacle was thrown before them. I'll always remember the words of 51-year-old skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe, who first competed in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics ...

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