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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

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 lost my passport. Then it turned up in someone else's bag [the day to day trauma of being in the Sugababes]
Keisha Sugababes

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

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

Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
Wayne Brady

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am here to propose a toast to sportswriters. It's up to you whether you stand up or not.
Fred Trueman

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

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

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

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

If you look like your passport photo you're too ill to travel.
Joe Pasquale

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

I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports.
Martina Hingis

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

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

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

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

The understanding of being is clarified by sport.
Howard Slusher

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

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

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

Who bids me Hope, and in that charming word
Has peace and transport to my soul restor'd.
Lord George Lyttleton

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

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

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

In a sport where 'love' means nothing, it's not surprising that etiquette means everything [on tennis]
Mike Tyson

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

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

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

All sports are games of inches.
Dick Ritger

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

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

Sport, rightly conceived, is an occupation carried out by the whole man.
Pope Pius XII

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 life to the nth degree.
Neil Offen

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

He'll go down as one of the guys who changed our sport in a lot of ways, not only the way he played the game, but also the way that he conducted himself on and off the court.
Lleyton Hewitt

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

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

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

I played in a golf charity match to raise money for a boy injured in a car accident. I had to drive like a lunatic to get here. [Ironically explaining why he was late for a talksport show]
Ray Houghton



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