Brazilian football great Pele never tasted the Olympics and that remains one of his unaccomplished feats.
In a recent interview, Pele spoke about the upcoming Olympic Games which is being hosted in his home country and his desire to participate.
Fearing political issues may hamper the flow of the Games, he however remains hopeful the country will have a beautiful hosting.
This is where my legacy, I think, will make a difference. If I can do the three-peat. It's never been done. So I think I'm going to be a lot more focused, but I always try to have fun in what I do.
“We are going to have a perfect Olympic game.
Unfortunately, I agree with you and with people who worry about this situation in Brazil. Because (there have been) delays a little bit in some construction, in some facilities, but fortunately, I think now everything is going to be done for the Olympics. But we have a little political problem now. This is making me worry about the situation. But I think this will be very soon clear and then we are going to have a perfect Olympic game,” Pele said.
Another person who is looking forward to the Games is Usain Bolt.
He is looking forward to running the first sub-19 seconds time ever.
“It’s not going to be as fun because this is my last one. I’m going to be trying to be as focused as possible. This is where my legacy, I think, will make a difference. If I can do the three-peat. It’s never been done. So I think I’m going to be a lot more focused, but I always try to have fun in what I do. I always try to entertain the crowd and just make them enjoy the competition. So, I’ll be more focused, but I’ll try to have fun with it,” Bolt said.
Bolt swept the 100 and 200-meter sprints in the last two Olympics and added gold in the 4×100 relays in both Beijing (2008) and London (2012) with his Jamaican team mates.
He hopes to continue his fine form to leave a legacy that will be talked about.
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“I met Pele today. And for me that was a dream come true. I’ve always seen him compete. Every time I tell you guys I want to be the greatest, I said I want to be like Pele, Ali and all these guys. So for me to have met Pele today, it was a great feeling. I wish I could have talked to him a little bit longer and asked him about just his experiences throughout the years. But I want to be as great and I want to be like Pele pretty much. I want to be remembered as one of the greatest that have ever done the sport and that’s the legacy I want to leave,” he concluded.