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When drugs are used in any sport it is not a great day for that sport and this not a great day for cricket
Andrew Strauss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sport went hand in hand with science.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

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

Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.
Avery Brundage

Sport is life to the nth degree.
Neil Offen

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

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

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

There is only one emotion that I know of which has absolutely no place in spectator sport and death to it - laughter.
René Maheu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 isn't anything on earth as depressing as an old sportswriter.
Ring Lardner

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

For someone who's grown up in a sports-mad family and a bit of an Olympic junkie, I can't think of a better way to get fit. [on C4 show The Games]
Anna Walker

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
Tiger Woods

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

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

Sportsmanship, next to the Church, is the greatest teacher of morals.
Herbert Hoover

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

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

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

Sure, winning isn't everything. It's the only thing. (Sports Illustrated, 1955)
Henry Sanders

Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world.
Robert Hughes

Have the courage to do something which deserves transportation if you want to be somebody
Juvenal

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

Sport is a preserver of life.
Hippocrates

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

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

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport
Charles Lamb

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

The whole of our national sport is not doing very well.
Ted Dexter

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

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

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

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



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