These are the Champions
Nelson Mandela was a man who taught the world about dignity and how to rise above bitterness.
Sam Simon the co-creator of The Simpsons is terminally ill and has no children and is not married, so he wants to give his millions to causes he cares about - feeding the homeless and caring for dogs in need.
From a speech by Nelson Mandela: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."
The Olympic flame burns for a few minutes more, before being extinguished during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, on August 12, 2012. (Reuters/Pascal Lauener)
Another real champion. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Worthy of a Nobel Prize. Australian obstetrician Dr Catherine Hamlin & her husband visited Ethiopia for a three-year stay in Addis Ababa and it turned into a lifetime of service. After arriving in Ethiopia, the Hamlins were horrified by the many women arriving at the Princess Tsehai Hospital suffering the devastating effects of obstetric fistula caused by prolonged and obstructed childbirth. In 1975 they opened the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and have treated over 30,000 fistula patients.