Nike came up with this ad in support of Liu Xiang & the mandarin text reads:
Love risking your pride.
Love winning it back.
Love giving it everything you've got.
Love the glory. Love the pain.
Love sport even when it breaks your heart.
While I had to give it to Nike for coming up with such a marvellous ad strategy, still the text reminds me eeriely of David's lyrics for 桂冠英雄. Maybe that's why I like the song so much cos unlike other songs written abt the Olympics, this song tells more from the pv of the competing athletic -- the struggles, the hopes, the fears, pain & stress. First you did it to prove to yourself but once you reached Liu Xiang's level, you also do it out of pride & love for your nation. Anyway Liu wrote an open letter to explain & I think also to refute all the false accusations that either Nike or his government forced him to withdraw cos he could not win with his injury *sigh* I guess there's just something abt him cos I had to admit even I was dreadfully disappointed. That even though I was awed by Michael Phelp & enchanted by Guo Jing Jing's amazing grace, the one I really wanted to see was Liu Xiang.