Emotional Scenes As Widow Sings At Wembley Rugby League Cup Final

Danny Jones

Having tragically lost her husband, Danny Jones, while playing professional rugby league, his widow, Lizzy Jones, took hold of the microphone, and, in the time honoured tradition of singing the hymn ‘Abide With Me‘ before the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Wembley, in front of 70,000 fans and many millions of viewers, Lizzy somehow, kept … Read more

6 Nations Rugby Facts Fixtures & Quiz

Old Friends Become Enemies – Rugby 6 Nations Championship Yes it’s that time of year when old friends become enemies for 6 weeks. The 6 Nations Rugby Championship is back. Some say ‘normal hostilities are resumed’. Whichever way you look at it, the air tingles with excitement if you are lucky enough to get a … Read more

World Champion, Derek Redmond’s Dad’s Sausage Story

Derek Redmond’s big moment Derek Redmond, World Champion & Two Time Olympian (400m) was favourite for gold in Barcelona 1992 Olympics. Derek Redmond had waited and trained and prepared for four agonising years (since 10 minutes before his heat in Seoul 1998 Olympics he injured his achilles tendon and had to withdraw) . So he … Read more

World Cup 2014 Best Sportsmanship Moments (Part 2/2)

  Win Or Lose Brazilian Fans Celebrate Football   Although they suffered their greatest ever humiliation with a 7-1 thrashing from Germany, the Brazilian fans were great. They displayed great dignity in defeat, even good humour and fun. Continuing the amazing sportsmanship moments from Part 1 (including an outer space sportsmanship moment on video), the Brazilians … Read more

Ian Wright (Arsenal & England footballer) Fights Irish Golfer In Heathrow Hotel

    Friends became enemies for 6 vicious violent minutes in a shock fight in a hotel near Heathrow Airport, London, England. Ian Wright, Arsenal & England footballer fought Ireland’s Tony Healy (a professional golfer) who likes to box in a 3 x 2 minute boxing match Fri 28 March 2014 at the Thistle hotel … Read more

English Test Cricket Stadium Celebrates Arch Enemy’s Brilliance

Firstly, what Test Cricket Stadium Is this (this makes a good picture quiz question)?     And why is it one of the finest examples of sportsmanship?           The stadium is Old Trafford Test Cricket Ground (located beside Manchester United’s Old Trafford football stadium). The reason it is, arguably, the finest example of sportsmanship is because, … Read more

Nice Guys Comes First – 1st Cap 1st Goal 1st Touch & A Win

Rejected by Liverpool as a schoolboy, 31 year old Rickie Lambert played professional football across all leagues in England and amateur football (while he had to work in a beetroot factory). Then, at the age of 31, and in the space of a week he celebrated the arrival of his third child, his first cap, … Read more

People Who Succeed Demonstrate The Greatest Sportsmanship – Conor O’Shea

Whether it is the 6 Nations Rugby, World Rugby Cup, World Cup, Olympics or any game, any sport, anywhere, Sportsmanship is crucial, says Conor O’Shea. Conor played for Ireland 36 times and is currently Director Of Rugby in Britain’s most successful club, Harlequins RFC. Here’s what he has to say about sportsmanship and The Great … Read more

How Sportsmanship Can Change The World

Can a man throwing a spear stop a war? Can a woman reading a poem stop a war? Can sworn enemies become friends just for two weeks every four years? The answer is ‘Yes, Yes and Yes!’ And it’s been going on for some time ….in fact over a thousand years…….. How Sportsmanship Can Change … Read more

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