Dennis Janson: Bringing home gold is nice, but isn't competing the point?

Better to try and fail, then never have tried

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Of course the world-class athletes competing at Sochi should try to be the best and strive for the top.

But heaven forbid we scare off kids with the talent and the nerve from even trying because they might not harvest gold in a fashion that suits network executives. 

Become a WCPO Insider to read Dennis Janson's thoughts on why failure is not such a bad thing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. 

Janson's "My 2 cents" column is published every Monday and Wednesday on WCPO.com. His video commentary airs every Friday at 6 p.m.