My most memorable Olympic Memory written for Total Politics:
"Growing up, I followed every Olympics with the dream of being a track runner. My favourite moment was watching Derek Redmond complete the 400m semi-final during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Despite snapping his hamstring, Redmond fought through the pain and with the help of his father crossed the line to a standing ovation from the crowd."
If you would like to read other Olympic memories from the article please click here.
It goes without saying that the Olympic and Paralympic Games offer us all an opportunity to root some fresh Olympic memories on home soil.
Picture: Sam with Beverley Connolley and Rebecca Burns whilst the Olympic Torch went through Godstone and Bletchingley.
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