Smiling Helps You Win In Sport and in Life

Nicola Adams and her wonderful smile

Why Does Everyone Love The Smiling Nicola Adams? Apart from formerly working on construction sites and as a tea lady behind the scenes on UK TV’s Coronation Street,  she is Britain’s only boxer to have retained a gold medal in consecutive Olympics. That is a very good reason in itself. But there is something else … Read more

London Marathon, Maori All Blacks, Racing 92, Rose v Garcia – BBC Radio Interview PR Smith May 2013

AB Maori's Present shirt with Munster coach's initials

Recent sportsmanship moments are discussed live on BBC radio across the UK. Georgey Spanswick chats with PR Smith about some recent amazing sportsmanship moments including the London Marathon, the Maori All Blacks &  Racing Club 92 ‘s incredible gestures to Munster Rugby, &  of course, that incredible competitive friendship displayed during that final round of … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments From Rio 2016

The Olympic Flag

Here are our Top 10 Great Sportsmanship moments from Rio 2016. It really was difficult to choose the Top 10 and , in particular, the number 1 moment of sportsmanship from the many sportsmanship moments we posted on social media (facebook and instagram) each day. So here’s the list in reverse order. 10. Haitian Hurdler Never Gives Up … Read more

Young American Runs ‘Til She Drops – Collapses After Every Race

Kayla Montgomery

Meet Kayla Montgomery. Remember her name.  She is one of the best young distance runners in America. She’s also got multiple sclerosis. She collapses at the end of every race (and training session) as her leg muscles start to burn from inside.  She somehow gets through 5,000 metres before finishing and collapsing as her legs … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2014 (part 1 of 2)

Another year of sport packed with great sportsmanship moments. From 280 inspirational stories posted on facebook, we’ve selected the Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments with BBC Radio London. You can hear all 10 best sportsmanship stories on the radio interview (in part 2) or you can read the Top 10 here (this, part 1, covers number 10 to … 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

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

Olympism–the real Olympic dream?

Can men win medals for merely writing words? Can a man throwing a javelin stop a war? Can enemies become friends, at least every 4 years? The answer is simply ‘yes’. They already have – many, many times. For more than a thousand years. …….it’s to do with Olympism the real meaning of the Olympics. … Read more

London 2012 Olympics – Anyone For Olympism?

  It’s 2012 and here comes the London Oympics, but what about Olympism – the reason  the Olympics exist? Olympism was founded by the ancient Greeks. They actively encouraged citizens to develop all of their physical, moral, intellectual, cultural and artistic qualities. London’s St Pancras Station   The Olympic Games celebrated this with the Olympic … 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