The Olympics is a moment in time when the very best show case their skills. The hard work has paid off and even those who don't get the medals are winners just for being there. They have been given the opportunity to compete.
The parable of the sower is one that is well known in Christian traditions (Mt 13:18-23). Planting seeds in a field of stones with no soil or water and expecting growth is impossible. The conditions for what is good for growth, for what is desired, need the right conditions. Where are you planting seeds today? Whether they are seeds of thought, action or word. Where you sow the seeds and where the seeds are received; the way in which what you say will be received and heard or accepted, makes a difference.