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

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

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

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
Ty Cobb

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

To receive it from Ian, my boyhood hero, makes it all the more sweet [on winning sports personality of the year, 2005]
Andrew Flintoff

I always turn to the sports section first... the front page has nothing but man's failures.
Earl Warren

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

It is a poor sport that is not worth a candle.
George Herbert

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

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

The Nemesis of excess in athletics is professionalism, which is the death of all true sport.
E N Gardiner

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.
Roy Clark

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

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

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

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

I'm looking to bring a high-performance, high-priced sports car into the market [the cars name? The Delorean]
John DeLorean

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
Avery Brundage

There is more energy locked up in sources around the solar system than we could ever reasonably expect to need, the problem would be transporting them back to earth and using them in a cost efficient manner.
Wilson Greatbatch

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

Sports broadcasters are the only reporters who describe past events in the future tense.
Burnett Anderson

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

By working with Stella McCartney I have been able to combine two things that are important to me - my sport and my style.
Maria Kirilenko

I don't take sports seriously although I like that Scottish thing where they throw the poles. I'm down with that.
Peter Buck

London has what it takes to host the greatest sporting show on earth [on the 2012 Olympic bid]
Bradley Wiggins

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

Great sport has intellectual beauty.
R Carlisle

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

When you are drumming and really feeling the music, the beat, it is like you are transported to a different place, where you feel so exhilirated and calm through your whole body.
Mickey Hart

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

There is something for everyone in sports.
Arnold Beisser

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

I totally wanted to fix up my health and to challenge myself. I've never attempted to keep fit or do any sports at all.
Lisa Mafia

Sport is a preserver of life.
Hippocrates

The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
Avery Brundage

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

Boxing is the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight.
Omar Epps

The understanding of being is clarified by sport.
Howard Slusher

Your sex shouldn't matter when it comes to sport. If you put in the effort to train hard, whether you are male or female, you deserve the rewards.
Rain Mako

I'd seen it on top of the pops [son of my father]. The band were proper platform heeleed, tank top sporting, chest wig wearing glam rockers, and I'm pretty sure it was top of the charts for several weeks.
Hugh Fearnley-whittingstall

Blood sport is brought to its ultimate refinement in the gossip columns.
Bernard Ingham

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

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror.
George Carlin

There are good reasons for doing this now, because of the change to technology, the fact that we will have to pay for biometric passports and the ID card part of it is a very small additional cost [on introducing ID cards]
Tony Blair

There are people who put their own dismal prejudices, their half-baked colonial chippiness and their enjoyment of the agreeable futilities of sport ahead of these terrible things.
Simon Barnes

It will send a clear message to those who would seek to exploit athletes: get out of the sports world now or go to jail.
Howard Berman

For I must go where lazy Peace
Will hide her drowsy head;
And, for the sport of kings, increase
The number of the dead.
William Davenant

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Haywood Hale Broun



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