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" As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman. "
" There's so much hard work, dedication, and focus goes in from not just the athletes but from the coaches, officials, governing bodies, and Sport Wales. It's a real team effort, and it's rightly called Team Wales. "
" Athletes peak for the Olympic Games and can take months to get back up to that level. "
" Success in sport is based on you thinking you are doing something to gain that edge, but if I wanted that little bit extra, I would go and run up sand dunes at Merthyr Mawr. "
" People need to have clear goals about why they are exercising, and they should consult a fitness expert to find out what kind of exercise is suitable. "
" Long jumping sounds simple - you run fast and jump well. But it is about getting all the technical bits right. "
" The important thing for the future is that our schools and clubs have more and better coaches and teachers to ensure that all that enthusiasm, spirit and talent is harnessed and developed. "
" We have to harness the Olympic experience and this inspiration young people have to get into sport. "
" I still do cardiovascular exercises, aerobic exercises, and then strength training, as it's important to keep your muscle strength, as every decade you lose about 10% of this. "
" It's not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly. "
" It is almost impossible to divorce sport from politics, but sport is such a positive factor in today's society - there is nothing else which will bring so many people together in that atmosphere. "
" I am a sportsman, and I hate politics. "
" I remember one of my first international trips to Poland. After a long, tortuous journey, we arrived at the hotel exhausted but without the team management, who had gone ahead of us from the airport in cars, checked into the best rooms, and left us with what was left. "
" You've got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you've got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying. "
" You've got to be a disciplined person if you want to succeed both in sport and in life. "
" There are hurdles to overcome in sport and in life. Sport is a very valuable learning ground for how to live your life in the best possible way. "
" I am delighted that Jason Gardener will be taking over from me as President of U.K. Athletics. With his competitive background in the sport as an Olympic champion coupled with his engaging personality and his experience as a board member of U.K. Athletics, he possesses all the qualities required to be a successful president. "
" I've been involved in sport right through my life. "
" It was not about the guy who could jump the furthest; it was about the guy who could jump the furthest on that particular day in the worst conditions of any Olympic long jump final. "
" I felt I was never going to beat Igor Ter-Ovanesyan or Ralph Boston because they were the joint world record holders. "
" I had jumped about 6.40 metres with no training, no run-up, and certainly no skill, when this big, good-looking guy came up to me and told me I could be great. "
" It's not a bad idea to have gossip and talking points in athletics. "
" We must have PE teachers and coaches who are well trained and qualified. "
" We're focusing on producing top, great athletes for the Olympics. "
" Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose. "
" There are a lot of kids coming in to athletics, but there is also a big drop-out rate. We've got it right at the top end, but we have to maintain the base of the pyramid. "
" The Cardiff Half Marathon has already proved itself to be one of the biggest and best road races in the U.K., and when the best athletes in the world run on the same course, the times should be spectacular. But the real beauty of this event is that ordinary runners get the chance to line up on the same start line as the best athletes in the world. "
" U.K. Athletics needs to develop a financial independence so it no longer has to be subject to the whim of politicians. If you are reliant on government, there is a big problem. "
" Dai Greene will be our greatest-ever Welsh athlete. "
" People like Ellie Simmonds, David Weir, and Hannah Cockroft have become superstars alongside the likes of Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis. I think it has changed attitudes to disability. "
" I played rugby in the winter, cricket in the summer, and for a brief period was on the books at Cardiff City. Athletics was only sports day for me. In fact, I never really liked it. I was never too keen on a sport that didn't have a ball at your feet. "