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By Edward Grinnan

The Olympics' Inspiring True Stories

I know a lot of you are waiting for the broadcast of the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, so I won’t keep you. But in case you missed it, check out our roundup of the most inspiring U.S. Olympic athletes.

You’ll meet some incredible human beings as well as world-class athletes. I’m looking forward to learning about inspiring athletes from other countries.

My big dilemma for tonight is that the Yankees play the Red Sox and that might trump the ceremonies from London. I’ll probably be flipping back and forth.

Anyway, good luck to all the athletes over the next couple of weeks. Which inspiring competitors will you be rooting and praying for?

Edward Grinnan is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of Guideposts Publications. Edward lives in New York City with two blondes—his wife, Julee, and Golden Retriever, Millie, who has been featured in his blog and popular videos. Edward loves cycling, hiking with Millie at his house in the Berkshire Hills and Wolverines that hail from Michigan.

If you need a little boost of inspiration, pick up a copy of Edward's book The Promise of Hope: How True Stories of Hope and Inspiration Saved My Life and How They Can Transform Yours.