I watched The Today Show one morning this week, and the show featured the outcome of the Olympic events and its participants. I have a deep, heartfelt pride for the Olympians of our country (USA! USA! USA!). The exposé detailed our athletes’ victories and heartbreaks; however, the portion of the show that was most enjoyable to me was the interviews detailing personal stories and experiences. Behind the glory, fame, wins, and losses are people like you and me—people with goals, insecurities, hardships, and feelings. Do we really care if they are having a bad hair day or seem a bit aloof? Of course not. Ideally, we are aware of their sacrifices, both physically and mentally. The fact they are representing our country (USA! USA! USA!) should demand that we, as Americans, respect and honor them. Not everyone can win gold, silver, or bronze, but all of our Olympians deserve a chance of being recognized as truly spectacular athletes.