Author Archive | Paul Smith

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 […]

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Leprechauns Challenged Darren Clarke

That moment when the eventual Open Winner, Darren Clarke’s ball clipped the top of a bunker and somehow escaped and thundered on safely down the fairway. There were at least two other ‘magical’ moments when the commentators suggested that Clarke had ‘the little people on his side’ (note: Clarke did, in fact, play sublime golf  […]

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Riots Provoke Sportsmanship

Street riots broke out in Vancouver after the Canucks ice hockey team lost in the final of the North American Championship (the Stanley Cup) against Boston last month. Police cars were burned, looting and violence spread. One group of Canucks fans did something unusual. Hundreds of  young fans (from Vancouver’s Langley Elementary School) wrote to […]

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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 […]

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Sport Saved My Life

Here is one of life’s truly inspirational heroes. This is Tim Wotton’s story of how he uses sport every day to cheat death. Without sport he could not survive medically. And you know what? He treasures every moment. Thank you Tim, you put everything into perspective. Tim has got his own blog.

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