Honourable Aussy Captain Congratulates Irish Opposition & Old Friends!

David Pocock & Conor Murray - with swapped shirts & warm smiles

When, arguably, the world’s best flanker (wing-forward), David Pocock, was staying with an Irish family in Limerick while on an Australian School’s Rugby Tour, he never imagined he would, one day, play against the young boy he met in that same family.  The Murray family. Conor Murray is now the Irish and Lions scrum-half and arguably, … Read more

Young American Athlete Alerts Officials to Scoring Error and Misses The Cut

Graphic of the Ancient Olympic Athletes

Meet Davis Robey, a 17 year old student, who throws the shot put for  Mason High School and dreams of one day qualifying for the Regionals. The shot put is one of the Ancient Olympic Games early events dating back to 684 BC when the goals of the Olympic Games were as much about developing athletes’s minds … Read more

Thailand’s New Snooker Star, Sunny Akani, Thanks Ronnie O’Sullivan

Snooker Table

A Smiling Star Is Born Last week saw the emergence of a new kid on the block, who took on the world’s best and gave a masterclass in the exquisite skills of snooker combined with the wonderful warmth of great sportsmanship. When the young Sunny Akani (22) dazzled the now 6 times UK Champion, Ronnie … Read more

Indian Cricket’s Respect & Friendship For Sri Lanka’s Great Kumar Sangakkara

Letter from Indian captain to Sri Lankan opponent

Indian captain, Virat Kohli’s, friendship and respect for his most dangerous and outrageously talented opponent, Sri Lanka’s cricketing great, Kumar Sangakkara, shone like a light across the world of cricket. Their gestures, ‘taught us how to love and respect opponents’.  These images demonstrate a deep friendship and rich respect for each other. Here is the letter … 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

“If one day I score, I’d be so happy that I’d fly.”

“We’ll score when we grow old.” These are just some of the magical quotes from a Spanish football team of 5 and 6-year olds who have never won a game and never scored a goal, but are arguably, the essence of sportsmanship. Well done to them and their coaches and parents. Sit back and enjoy … 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

Indian Cricket Captain Loses Test But Wins English Hearts

The drama started with the last ball before the afternoon tea break on second day of the second test match between World Champions, India, and England. Eoin Morgan (English batsman born in Ireland), hit what he thought was four runs (as he thought the ball went over the boundary – some 50 yards away)………………………………………   … Read more

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 … Read more