I find a hero in every cycle of the Olympic Games, but I never expected to find a single face that fascinated me so quickly in the fortnight. Early in the Parade of Nations at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Atanas Nikolovski of Macedonia was truly appealing, not only in his pure beauty but in his radiant pride, as well. After such a spectacular opening ceremony, this face was a perfect reminder of what I always love about the Olympics: the joy of the individual athletes and the shining spotlight on everyday heroes. I look forward to a glorious 16 days in which I’ll watch a sport I’ve never even considered before (whitewater kayak) just to see how Nikolovski fares. No other arena could make this happen!