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

Distraught But Not Destroyed – Murray’s Speech & Marray’s Sportsmanship

Having carried the weight of an expectant nation, Andrew Murray struggled to make his loser’s speech on Sunday. Britain had waited 76 years for a British champion and it took Murray an additional minute to compose himself and answer the interviewer’s question as he fought back the tears. He had just lost the men’s single … 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

Refugee Wins Gold

Former Somali refugee, Mohamed Farah, made Britain proud when he won gold in the 5,000 metres World Athletic Championships. Arch rival, Kenyan, Paul Lagat (representing USA) was the first to embrace him and congratulate him. Sportsmanship prevails also. Farah arrived in England when he was just 8 years old and hardly spoke any English. His … Read more

Goal Celebrations – Rage Or Joy?

  Roger Milla’s samba with the corner flag, Peter Crouch’s Robot Dance or Pele leaping into the arms of other players with the biggest grin,  or this goalkeeper’s extraordinary celebration or,  this fan singing and dancing and inspiring a stadium, or perhaps this 19 year old jockey’s unbridled joy as he wins the 2011 Epson … 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

Where Are The World Cup Sportsmanship Heroes?

As hundreds of millions of us sit down to a feast of football, who will stand out as a real champion of football? Who will light up the World Cup with a smile (remember Pele’s smile) instead of a raging roar of aggression? Or maybe a dance (Peter Crouch’s Robot Dance or the 42 year … 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