Top 10 Great Sportsmanship Moments from 2012

Golfer near the water

There were so  many with the London 2012 Olympics, Euro 2012, Ryder Cup and so much more.   Here’s our Top Ten starting with Number 10 and working our way down to our Number 1  Great Sportsmanship Moment of the year.   10.      Golf –  Young American’s  Honesty Of The Highest Order   November:  A … Read more

“All men die but not all men live” Ryder Cup Sensation

Ryder Cup Scoreboard

“All men die but not all men live – you made me feel alive again this week,” said an emotional European captain, Jose Maria Olazabal, as he looked across to his team that had just delivered the greatest comeback in the history of the Ryder Cup.  It was indeed, a lovely moment, amongst many lovely … Read more

2011 Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments of 2011 Romanian captain, Cristian Petre, who after suffering a 67-3 loss to England,  was asked by a reporter about the game and replied “I play rugby for happiness.”  More The French rugby team won the toss to choose who wears their own home jerseys in the Rugby World Cup Final … Read more

Basketball Junkie

What a true sportsman – basket ball, ex pro, ex junkie and now coach, Chris Herren is the real thing. Congrats to him every day as he creates great moments of sportsmanship EVERY day for young people all around him. In Chris’s words: “My message to kids today is to have fun. Because unfortunately in … Read more

Does The Ryder Cup Unveil Real Sportsmanship? Part 2

Continuing from part 1 where I revealed Arnold Palmer’s vision of getting war lords to play golf & a non Ryder Cup, yet golf supremo’s, approach to making the world a better place, here is that Ryder Cup moment that still mesmerises us all…(plus a few more)…………. Ryder Cup 1969: Then came that magical moment … Read more

Will Ryder Cup Unveil Real Sportsmanship?

Golf is a unique sport. You play against yourself. The ball is static and no one is tackling, pushing or kicking you. Its core values are honesty and honour. It has given a great gift to the world – that of heightened sports etiquette. Witness the recent case of 31 year old Londoner playing on … Read more

India and Pakistan Play For Peace

Here is a truly beautiful sportsmanship story. When sport transcends the problems which people, and even whole nations, sometimes have. Yesterday India and Pakistan came together and played together in the Men’s Doubles Final in the US Open. They played to win, and even more importantly, in their own words, they played for peace. India’s … Read more

A Selfless Christmas Gesture from a Football Fan

During a recent BBC Radio 5 Live interview this Wigan fan shocked us all with his absolutely magnificent selfless sportsmanship gesture of all time……… During the interview I was moaning about the French footballer, Henri handling the ball (see 3 Wise Men) and demanding a replay in the name of Fair Play (as well as … Read more

When Honour Means More Than Metal

Nicole Cochran, a young outstanding middle distance runner from Bellarmine Prep was running in the 3,200-meter race in the Washington Class 4A State Girls Track & Field Championship Meet at Pasco. Cochran won the event in 10:36, beating Shadle Park’s Andrea Nelson by 3 seconds. Thirty minutes later, race officials disqualified Cochran, ruling that the … Read more

Suspending Animosity: The Football Shirt Swap

I came across this lovely article by Ethan Armstrong about swapping shirts after an intense battle. He was amazed by the ritual and thought it so special that he wrote about in on his blog. Never may we lose this tradition. I have another question for you:  Why do some players now, when asked to … Read more