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Olympic figure skating - a sport where competitors are dressed as dinner mints.
Jere Longman

The goddess of sport is not Beauty but Victory, a jealous goddess who demands an absolute homage.
R K Elliott

The capacity of sporting journalists to wax lyrical in the face of the exceptional is matched only by the speed with which they run out of adjectives in doing so.
Derek Malcolm

There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis'.
Arthur Ashe

Don't be surprised if I demur, for, be advised my passport's green. No glass of ours was ever raised to toast The Queen.
Seamus Heaney

In a sport where 'love' means nothing, it's not surprising that etiquette means everything [on tennis]
Mike Tyson

When you get a game like that I don't think there can be any other sport in the world that is quite as exciting.
Earl Tatum

Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
Lord Byron

He mistrusts anyone who reads past the sports pages of the tabloids [on Mickey Stewart]
Peter Roebuck

Amazing, this is absolutely amazing - the year I have had has been amazing [on Sports personality award]
Zara Phillips

Playing for Success is working tremendously well since its launch five years ago. It's getting lots of schoolkids more involved with their local sports teams while teaching them the basics in a way that interests them.' - on initiatives to improve English rugby
Jonny Wilkinson

I'm fanatical about sport: there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organize play, the spirit of play.
Simon Gray

The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
Alvin Dark

This decision will only strengthen the bond between women players and one of the world's great sporting events [on equal prize money at Wimbledon]
Maria Sharapova

Of course a sports psychologist can help - it's certainly helped me [on Wayne Rooney]
David James

It's the best thing to happen to a sport, that you have a superstar. In football there is always something to write about the Beckhams, same as people want to write about Rooney or Hooney or whatever his bloody name is.
Bernie Ecclestone

Oscar is probably going to change the world of Paralympic sport in ways that we never imagined [on Oscar Pistorius]
Tanni Grey Thompson

Sport is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
Neil Simon

My initial reaction is that I do not believe it is true. But the integrity of the sport is bigger than anyone playing it and if someone undermines the integrity of a sport then I find that offensive. (on Rusedski's drug trial)
Andrew Castle

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
Lewis H Lapham

Our sports are totally different, if Lance Armstrong himself were to come and train with us he'd be completely exhausted after half and hour.
Joachim Low

Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
Jack Kent Cooke

Women's tennis is the leader in women's sports. Equal prize money is a no-brainer
Billie Jean King

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
Ken Calvert

I love prawns and calamari at the moment.

I'd love to eat them on my sofa, transported to a little trattoria.
Clair-Hope Ashitey

As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
Lynn Davies

Sport is life to the nth degree.
Neil Offen

Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart.
Sergei Bubka

People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.
Martina Navratilova

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.
Mike Schmidt

Top class sport needs cut and thrust: Test matches, played over five days, ebb and flow.
Jonathan Agnew

Mother... just because I wear trackies and play sports does not make me a lesbian! (Bend It Like Beckham)
Keira Knightley

I have recently taken up two new sports: roller skating and ankle spraining, in that order. I am getting quite good at both.
Miles Kington

Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.
To James Smith, 1822.
Thomas Jefferson

I never did like working out - it bears the same relationship to real sport as masturbation does to sex.
David Lodge

There's probably no other sport [than tennis], and very few professions in this world, where a woman can earn as much as a man.
John McEnroe

A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and the Nation's economy and transportation systems.
Timothy H Bishop

There should be no place whatsoever in any sport for people who take these performance enhancing drugs
Asif Iqbal

Attacks of divine transports are of pride and I accept the part assigned.
Elizabeth Barton

Sport is a preserver of life.
Hippocrates

My successes in the Army are owing in great measure to the manly sports of Great Britain, and one sport above all - cricket.
Arthur Wellesley Wellington

Sport went hand in hand with science.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Why they call a fellow that keeps losing all the time a 'good sports' gets one.
Charles E Hughes

All sports are games of inches.
Dick Ritger

We're used to comeback stories in the world of sports, but the Gail Devers story is remarkable. This is a comeback from an illness which almost killed her.
Bob Costas

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Al Gore

Boxing is an incredible sport and one of the oldest and most basic, and all the more prestigious for that.
Joe Frazier

I didn't aspire to be a good sport; 'champion' was good enough for me.
Fred Perry

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns.
W S Gilbert

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Paul Fussell



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