There were many inspiring stories throughout the two week Olympic games in Van but the one which inspires me the most is that of cross-country skiier, Petra Majdic. While the true extent of her injuries are still being debated, she is known to have lost control around an icy corner during a qualifying sprint, falling 10 metres down a hill. Reports indicate that despite fractured ribs and a punctured lung, she insisted on returning to the course to complete the remaining qualifying races. Not only did she qualify, she won the bronze medal. And where is she from? Oh, that scenic little European nation of Slovenia where I said 'yes.'