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Bolt smashes the records

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the world and Olympic records in the 100-meter and 200-meter. He also set a 4×100-meter relay record, becoming the first athlete to win three sprinting events at a single Games since Carl Lewis in 1984. (Getty)

Top 10 inspirational moments in Olympic history

Why do we tune in to watch the Olympics every four years? To be dazzled by the incredible feats of athleticism? Yes, that’s part of it. But it’s the moments of true inspiration, that at times transcend mere athleticism and instill us with a sense of the best of the human spirit, that truly keep us interested. Here are 10 of the most inspirational moments in the history of the Olympic Games.