It’s time we celebrate the Olympians beyond the medals.

The Olympics creates such a whirlwind of emotions for so many. For some, they set new personal bests and beat Olympic or world records. For others, they underperformed or had to withdraw. The years of a sports career at its peak perhaps amount to a decade or two before the body can no longer outperform younger competitors. Any mistake in a match and there goes your chance. It's skills, talent, endurance but also a game of nerves.

I've been reflecting on the idea of a career as one's service to the world. How could you best contribute…