145The 2012 Summer Olympics is upon us, as the world is tuned in to see the best athletes shine at their respective sport.  Whether or not the participants win a medal, representing one’s country, as well as simply competing in the Olympics, is a distinct honor.

We spoke to former heavyweight world champion and 1996 bronze medalist Antonio Tarver, who said his biggest career achievement was his successful run in the Olympics.  Tarver is also known for his co-starring role in the movie Rocky Balboa. (Click on the media bar to hear Antonio Tarver)

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Boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard, a gold medalist in the 1976 Olympics, told us it was one of the proudest moments of his life, and it’s that profound experience which shaped his prodigious career.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Sugar Ray Leonard)

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