Recently stumbled upon this article on USATF site
Performance and Responsibility
Key points which i really liked about this article
"The Olympics are about good timing, good luck, good preparation and good execution. All those things have to come together"
"Dropping a baton isn't bad luck, it's bad execution."
"When the men's marathon concludes on Sunday, we'll still be the World's #1 Team in terms of medal count. We can be a much better team. And we will be."
It's goals like these which can make things happen. I think perhaps the most disheartening part of olympics for me was looking at lolo jones crying after she lost, considering that she was winning all the way to hit the penultimate hurdle not sure whether to call that bad luck or bad preparation and I am almost sure it is bad luck.