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I'm glad to say that this is the first Saturday in four weeks that sport will be weather-free [classic Colemanball!]
David Coleman

When badminton was accepted into the Barcelona Olympic Games it showed that there was an acceptance of my sport internationally.
Rhonda Cator

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

My favourite sport at school was rugby. All sports are teamwork, but rugby particularly is about teamwork and I think teamwork is the essence of this.
Gordon Brown

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

I'm afraid I'm not really interested in starting off someone's career and trying to turn a nobody into a someone. All my expertise, and all my recent knowledge, lies at the top end of the sport.
Colin Jackson

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

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

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

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

Rodeoing is about the only sport you can't fix. You'd have to talk to the bulls and the horses, and they wouldn't understand you.
Bill Linderman

Sport went hand in hand with science.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

What on earth has this synchronized swimming got to do with anything, let alone sport?
Frank Keating

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start a lie and a truth together, like hare and hound: the lie will run fast and smooth, and no man will ever turn it aside; but at the truth most hands will fling a stone, and so hinder it for sport's sake, if they can.
Ouida

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

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

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

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

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

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

All sports are games of inches.
Dick Ritger

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

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

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

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
Pierre De Coubertin

The first time I caught a wave standing up on a board. It was such an exhilarating moment. It was like being accepted into the men's club as it is such a male-dominated sport and a fundamental way of life in Newcastle.
Jennifer Hawkins

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

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

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

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

Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ice skating - with its meticulously preordinated choreography, fanciful dress and movements that consists of wandering around in apparently pointless, ever decreasing circles - is closer to Trooping the colour than to a sport.
Julie Burchill

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

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

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



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