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Austrian Helps German Competitor During Cross Country World Cup Ski Race

When Austria’s Lisa Theresa Hauser broke Germany’s Vanessa Hinz’s ski pole (by accidentally stepping on it during the intense race), Hauser handed her surprised German opponent her ski-pole. Watch this video. Cross-country ski poles are very light, and therefore very fragile, particularly, if they are hit from the side. At major events like the World […]

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Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2014 (part 2 of 2)

In part 1 we covered the 10th best to the 6th bets sportsmanship moments which included tennis, ice-hockey,  boxing, weightlifting and athletics. Now we announce the Top 5, starting with football….   5. A Sombre Yet Beautiful Football Moment And it’s not  World Cup 2014 (which had so many wonderful moments of sportsmanship like Ghana’s goal […]

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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 […]

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Sochi 2014 Sportsmanship Moments

Some wonderful sportsmanship moments from Sochi 2014.   © Photos courtesy of  Sochi2014 Press Office   Here’s some beautiful moments:   Old Enemies, Russia & Germany, Become Lifelong Friends When the Germans team’s ski grinding machine broke, the Russian team stepped in and gave the Germans the Russian machine and worked through the night so […]

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How Sportsmanship Can Change The World

Can a man throwing a spear stop a war? Can a woman reading a poem stop a war? Can sworn enemies become friends just for two weeks every four years? The answer is ‘Yes, Yes and Yes!’ And it’s been going on for some time ….in fact over a thousand years…….. How Sportsmanship Can Change […]

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We knew we were part of the universe of footballers (part 1)

The World Cup is up and running. Teams are swapping shirts, shaking hands and some nice celebrations (so far the South African’s opening goal celebration is top of the ‘joyous goal scoring celebrations chart’). So far so good. Just a few divers who were publicly shamed in front of worldwide tv audiences as the referees […]

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RTE Radio 1 Sportsmanship Chat with Ryan Tubridy, George Hamilton & Me

I was totally engaged by RTE’s Ryan Tubridy’s warmth and George Hamilton’s lovely sportsmanship stories, and I have to say, delighted by the response from listeners who sent in some new stories about sportsmanship. To listen to the Irish  Radio interview click on the play button (arrow button) below: [audio:rte-radio-1-chat.mp3] Or if you prefer click the link below […]

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