The Olympic closing ceremony marks not just the end of a four year journey of dedication, commitment, significant sacrifice or a journey of personal success or failure, for two Australian Olympians it marks the end of a London 2012 legacy program of "Champions" and a fundraising call for “Sports for All” at London’s Coram’s Fields.
In the words of their Coach Steve Anderson, "The Olympic Journey like any 'Journey of Supreme Excellence' exposes you fully and completely. You can not experience such a journey and be the same person you were at the start. For this reason no one leaves the Olympic Games the same person as they arrived. Some will open new doors of opportunity and thrive with a new appreciation for themselves, others and the abundant possibilities in life. Others will close doors and shrink into misery, resentment, shame and despair. Either way you will not leave this place the same. With the world as your witness and in the face of your darkest fears, your truest truths and a world of infinite possibility, who will you be? This is your moment, Choose Now!"
You can see one of Tamsin's videos when they took a Silver in Australia prior to heading off on the FIVB world tour prior to the Olympics. http://london2012.olympics.com.au/athletes/diaries/tamsin-hinchley/aus-c... and see how this Champion deals with setbacks in her life.
Whilst they did not come home with a medal for their Beach Volleyball performance at Horse Guards Parade, three Olympians, triple Australian Olympic Beach Volleyballer, Tamsin Hinchley, Australia's Champion and Olympian, Louise Bawden and her Coach, four time Olympian and first African American Olympic Beach Volleyball Coach, Steve Anderson, walked the track in the Closing Ceremony leaving their own Olympic Legacy of community, charity and leadership - and have invited London to join them on their journey through the raising of funds for Coram's Fields Sports Program and London Youth.
Through their own personal journeys of leadership, charity and community they have touched the lives of millions of others and through their charitable initiative "Sports for All" with London Youth now work to inspire a new generation of "Champions".