Archive | July, 2009

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 […]

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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 […]

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Not That You Won or Lost but………………

“For When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He writes – not that you Won or Lost but How You Played the Game.” I was so pleased to receive the  full poem from John Miles (see 6th comment on this link) – many thanks John. This discussion has been ongoing since […]

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Anyone For Tennis?

After a truly epic Wimbledon Final, BBC’s Sue Barker asked the defeated American, Andy Roddick, if ‘this sport is cruel sometimes?’ Although many of the thousands in the stadium and the millions watching on TV expected him to collapse into tears after coming very very close to winning the championship, he replied: “No. I’m one […]

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Lions Tour Ends Honourably

I was personally thrilled to see the Lions win the third and final test match with the Springboks. And mathematically ……….. score more points than the Springboks over the three test matches – sorry Springbok fans – I can’t resist the stats. Fantastic series and congrats to the Springboks on winning it overall. In fact, […]

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South African Sportsmanship

I’m in Joburg wondering how the Lions will do on Saturday in the third and final test.                            I caught the Emerging Springboks game in Capetown and witnessed one of the finest conversions ever kicked in the dying moments to give the youngish Springboks a draw. Then I witnessed another killer kick in the Second Test […]

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