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

British ferries have stopped transporting live animals to the Continent. This has made it very difficult for England fans to get to away matches.
Jo Brand

Of all the talking points which make international sport fascinating, selecting a team to represent the country surely takes pride of place.
E W Swanton

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

A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.
Jimmy Cannon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sport is life to the nth degree.
Neil Offen

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

All sports are games of inches.
Dick Ritger

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

If they [England] do well without me in India, then good on 'em. I'm a sports fan. Whatever's good for England is good for me.
Darren Gough

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
P G Wodehouse

I keep getting these extraordinary letters from American sports stars saying: 'I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now you're single I want to meet you for a drink.
Liz Hurley

I've got a kid six years old. He likes sports, but I definitely won't let him pitch. There would be too many things against him.
Gaylord Perry

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

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

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

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

The sports of the people afford an index to the character of the nation.
Frederick Hackwood

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

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 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

I think Billie Jean King made huge inroads for women, but Andre made our sport cool, popular with the younger crowd, exciting.
Lindsay Davenport

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

Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
Wayne Brady

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

Sunday league cricket: multi-coloured pyjamas, two tone umpires, and white balls with black seams. There is nothing like traditional English sport.
David Hunn

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

David transcends the sport and is a cultural icon. David is clearly one of the most recognisable athletes in the world. People are going to feel really good about David Beckham spending the rest of his career in the US.
Frank Yallop

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

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

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

A sporting system is the by-product of society and its political system, and it is just boyhood dreaming to suppose you can ever take politics out of sport.
Peter Hain

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

It is a poor sport that is not worth the 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

Not only do they know nothing about football, but if you were to shut them up in a room by themselves, they couldn't even write a letter to mother [on sports journalists]
Cesar Menotti

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

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

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

The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it.
Jimmy Greaves

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

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

Sport is the bloom and glow of perfect health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson



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