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

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2016

Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasuree

Well here we are again, having sifted through hundreds of amazing sportsmanship stories, we’ve final got out Top 10 moments and ultimately, the Number 1 Moment from 2016. As always, we’ll do it in reverse order.   In 10th Place:   Irish and Swedish Football Fans Dance Together – Euro 2016 Euro 2016 had some … 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

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

World Cup 2014 Best Sportsmanship Moments (Part 1/2)

What a World Cup it’s been. Shocks, sensations, revelations, great football mixed with the odd  fear packed paranoid game, some crazy behaviour, wonderful goals, great celebrations, great fun, great fans,  – some of whom were literally out of this world and lots of great sportsmanship. Sit back relax and enjoy some of the great moments … Read more

Immortal Fans, Sport Club Recife Donate Organs

Brazil’s Sport Club Recife is known for having some of the most passionate fans in Brazil . “1st God. 2nd Sport Club Recife. 3rd Family. 4th work” says one fan. “Nothing else matters…..Sport Club Recife is everything “ says another fan. They are passionate about life too. Even after death. 51,000 Recife fans have signed … Read more

Strikers & Keepers, Brazilians & Saudis United in Sportsmanship

During the heat of battle in a Saudi Premier league match, between Al Nahdha and Al Ittihad, something beautiful happened followed by something terrible followed by something even more beautiful, and all in the space of one minute. A four goal bonanza had the game evenly balanced with the teams drawing 2-2 early in the … 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

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 … Read more