I bumped into two Olympians recently.
Former national hockey defender Lailin Abu Hassan took time off to offer tender loving care to his eldest child, a 10-year old girl who has asthma.
Race walker Annastasia Karen Raj remains very much a filial daughter, for she was visiting her mum at the hospital when I saw her.
A no frills defender who played under Aussie Terry Walsh in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and German Volker Knapp in the Atlanta edition four years later, Batu Pahat-born Lailin is a member of TNB's Thunderbolts coaching set-up.
Anna who competed in Atlanta, is now attached to Symphony House Berhad.
For the duo, little has changed in their respective disciplines.
But at least Lailin took part in two Olympics. Malaysia are on the brink of missing the Olympics for the second successive time. (Updates) Indeed they have, after a 3-3 draw with Japan denied Malaysia a place in the final against Germany.
Athletics too has seen better times. Wonder what's going to happen to MAAU president, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.