It’s pretty rare for an athlete to get a standing ovation from opposing fans in any sport. But on Friday night in the Netherlands, that’s exactly what happened (reports Isaac Saul). NAC Breda goalie Jelle ten Rouwelaar had lost his 61-year-old mother not long before their game against the Go Ahead Eagles. During the 61st […]
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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 […]
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 […]
4-0 down and with a few minutes left , the stadium in Gdansk is filled with the sound of 25,000 Irish fans singing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ with the Spanish fans clapping in rhythm. The World Champions coach, Vincente del Bosque, said afterwards: “I thought (with) that the Irish fans and players showed us what […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]