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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

Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart.
Sergei Bubka

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

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

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

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

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

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns.
W S Gilbert

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

Baseball was the one sport my dad shared with us as kids.
Marvin Bush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Paul Fussell

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

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

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

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

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

Britain never had a greater sporting ambassador. [on Bobby Charlton]
Jimmy Greaves

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

Being an Olympian is the ultimate test of one's sporting ability.
Russell Mark

One of the strange things about winning gold in this sport is that people know you more in other countries than in your own.
Bob Hayes

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

Sport is life to the nth degree.
Neil Offen

Don't be surprised if I demur, for, be advised my passport's green. No glass of ours was ever raised to toast The Queen.
Seamus Heaney

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



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