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An Olympic Runner, By Louis Zamperini

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Louis Zamperini, an olympic runner, once said, “That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; you fight to the finish.” Mr. Zamperini later fought in World War II and was held as a prisoner of war for over two years in a Japanese prison camp where he was beaten and tortured. Remembering what he learned through sports, he did not give up and continued to fight until the war was over and he returned home to live to age 97. This story has been repeated over the ages with countless student athletes. However, if schools start to get rid of high school athletics, teenagers will not have the opportunity to learn the lessons that Louis Zamperini did. Many schools across the country are beginning to take out their athletic teams because they
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