Some say the Olympics are about the spirit of competition and overcoming challenges to achieve greatness. I say the Games stand for something bigger than that. They are about coming together with our loved ones to create memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, some family members can't take the time or expense to go to the Games in person.
One family from Australia faced just such a problem, according to the Australian Broadcasting Company.
Former Olympic athlete George Avery of Australia competed in the London Games in 1948 and wanted to attend the 2012 Games with his daughters. Unfortunately, he passed away a couple of years ago.
So his children came up with a brilliant idea. They decided to bring George to the Olympics anyway.
They couldn't concoct a "Weekend at Bernie's-esque" plan because George was cremated. So instead his daughter Robyn Glynn went to the Games with his father's remains, snuck into the Olympic Stadium and scattered his ashes over the triple jump area. Then they managed to sneak out before anyone could catch them.
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