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I lost my passport. Then it turned up in someone else's bag [the day to day trauma of being in the Sugababes]
Keisha Sugababes

Women use their sexuality to promote all kinds of sports, so why not chess.
Maria Manakova

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

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

Who bids me Hope, and in that charming word
Has peace and transport to my soul restor'd.
Lord George Lyttleton

For many sportsmen, coming face to face with irrefutable evidence of their mortality is the moment they dread above all others.
Ian Botham

All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

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

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Man is a sporting as well as a praying animal.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

When people come together, go to each other's country, and watch a conflict being played out on the field of sport, as opposed to the field of battle... then why can't that same spirit, that same philosophy, infect other aspects of relations? [Hoping India and Pakistan would develop their relationship off the pitch]
Colin Powell

Baseball is a sport that gives you the highest highs and lows, there is nothing like a great game to get the adrenaline flowing and make you feel alive.
Dwight Gooden

If you spend a lot of time on sportsmanship, you're going to spend a lot of time losing.
Glenn Dobbs

Not every age is fit for childish sports.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport
Charles Lamb

The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Douglas William Jerrold

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

A little love-in before the main event can do you more good than a rub-down with the Sporting Life.
John Conteh

The man that has no friend at court,
Must make the laws confine his sport,
But he that has, by dint of flaws,
may make his sport confine the laws.
Thomas Chatterton

Perhaps sport should accept sponsorship from the Mafia. They kill fewer people than smoking.
Alan Hubbard

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw

I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honour for me. There's no better time to try this than now.
Michael Phelps

The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
Avery Brundage

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Such challenges [test cricket] require people who are more than 100% committed, dedicated, disciplined and passionate about the game, what it seeks to achieve and how those involved in the game can best serve cricket, sport and the wider community. [On retiring from test cricket]
Damien Martyn

Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.
Noam Chomsky

Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.
P J O'Rourke

London Transport commissioned a study to find out why buses were running late and it turned out it was because they kept stopping to let people on.
Rory McGrath

I don't watch movies a lot. I watch sporting events. Because you can never tell how they're going to end.
Michael Douglas

I like nice normal basic sports like football and golf. But then you look at Darren Gough and you realize that you might be up to the challenge. Darren made it legit, he made me realize that you could step out of your comfort zone, and have fun and see what you could do
Mark Ramprakash

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

There is no doubt that to be an elite athlete in whatever sport it is that you do, you need to have that certain X-factor that sets you apart from the rest.
Dante Hall

I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
Richard Nixon

I agree with women's rugby. At an early age, I think girls are better and more skilful players than boys. Whether the game goes professional or not is a difficult one because obviously you need a support base, and the support base in Wales at the moment is generally for male rugby. But I've got no issue with women playing rugby - it's a great sport that should be played by everyone.
Gareth Thomas

When I was young, I did not see a single soccer match. Where I came from, football wasn't played. The sport simply did not exist...now some of us, the old guys, are beginning to understand how important the World Cup is for the entire world
George W Bush

If there has not been such a thing as gymnastics, I would have had to invent it because I feel at one with the sport.
Olga Korbut

Sport, rightly conceived, is an occupation carried out by the whole man.
Pope Pius XII

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

Sports beget tumultuous strife and wrath, and wrath begets fierce quarrels.
Horace

For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

We all owe a little debt of gratitude for what he's done because he's transcended the sport to become an international superstar, more so than any other tennis player over the last 20 years. [Agassi]
James Blake

England is unrivalled for two things - sport and politics.
Benjamin Disraeli

Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
Wayne Brady

As I understand it, sport is har work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S Cobb

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

It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is. [On the effects of alcohol]
Marguerite Duras

Fishing is the king of sports, there is nothing as relaxing as a day fishing and nothing as satisfying as landing a big catch.
Rex Hunt

He will never be dull to strangers who joins in sport with his own family.
Titus Maccius Plautus

I don't believe she will ever be able to repair her image. For the sake of her own well-being and the sport, it would be best if she went away quietly.
[Marion Jones]
Michael Johnson

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



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