Sport Quotes by Eric Williams, Elliot Page, C. J. McCollum, Guy Forget, Romeo Santos, Clara Hughes and many others.
I love sport, I grew up playing sports, that’s all I did, and it is so invigorating now that I’m supposedly adult to learn something completely new, from the bottom up.
I happen to believe that video games will be the largest sport and entertainment in the world. The reason for that is a video game can be every sport. You can be anybody.
Very much like that, and very much a loner, do you know and I didn’t fit really into sport or all kind of group activities as a kid, I couldn’t find a niche. And music was not really part of the kind of village curriculum it would, you know.
I think that pop, and to some extent rock, are like sport and fashion industry in that they’re about the exuberance of youth. That’s the sort of subliminal ideology.
Football helped me tremendously, and that’s why I want the sport to stay because it’s so valuable. It’s helped me be a better physician today, certainly. I’ve learned discipline. I’ve learned focus, teamwork, communication.
It’s not only hockey, it’s every sport. You know, it’s a big event.
I played team sport as a kid and loved it. I played basketball and football throughout high school into college in the intramurals and I loved it. There was nothing like a team.
I do, have done and always will believe that I am very capable of performing and thriving at any level of the sport.
Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game – loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren’t true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react.
Crazy things happen in this sport, and you have to be ready. And for me, luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
I grew up playing every sport.
The Olympic Games are highly commercialised. They purport to follow the traditions of an ancient athletics competition, but today it is the commercial aspect that is most apparent. I have seen how, through sport, cities and corporations compete against each other for financial gain.
I was a big fan of the more Mexican-based wrestlers when I started watching WCW, and I saw guys like Silver King, Eddie Guerrero, and Rey Mysterio. And where I come from, we have this European heritage with World of Sport with guys like Johnny Saint, Johnny Kidd, ‘Rollerball’ Mark Rocco, Robbie Brookside.
For me tennis is a sport, you know? It’s not a job, it’s a sport.
I think some fans are very passionate, they just say what they want to say but they just need to slow it down a bit. We’re still only human. We’re not what people think. We might be famous but we love the sport and just want to play football.
I’ve never boxed before in my life. I’ve had one day‘s training at a boxing gym, and it’s an incredibly difficult sport.
If somebody asks me whether I’d rather sink the winning putt in the Ryder Cup or win a major, it’s the major every day. World championship or Ryder Cup? Win a world championship. At the end of the day you’re going to be remembered for what you achieve in an individual sport.
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
I guess I have a reasonable physique for the sport I do.
I don’t train like a mixed martial artist. I don’t respect the sport like everyone else does.
My job is my sport so I have to make sure that I stay focussed on it. I train almost every day so it takes up a lot of my life and you don’t want to bring any new distractions into your life.
When I was in school, before age 10 I hated any kind of sport.
What would we be without the fans? They’re more important than me, because they make our sport great; they make things happen. We put on the show, but if people don’t react to it, we are nothing. So, the fans, basically we should roll out the red carpet for them.
Politics is a blood sport.
Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy.
Sport is not my thing.
I look at myself, and how much I’ve gotten just because I play a sport well.
As a competitor, you always want to receive the best rewards. But you understand that it is a team sport, and you understand the better your team plays, the more you are rewarded.
You can play basketball and have a magic night and score 40 points with your team-mates and win the game. There are favourites for the World Cup, but you can’t guarantee Germany, Spain, or Brazil will win, but here, everyone can guarantee that Mercedes or Ferrari will win the race, and this is very sad for the sport.
We all know that Americans love their statistics – in sport, obviously. And in finance too.
Proving to my friends, family, and the people that I love that they were wrong – that in spite of my age and my lack of experience, I could change sport and achieve something really special – gives me a lot of satisfaction.
I think there’s a lot of deep-rooted history in England with racing. Lots of Formula One teams are based there. Formula One is obviously a huge sport over in England and Europe.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
I believe in work, in connections between the players, I think what makes football great is that it is a team sport. You can win in different ways, by being more of a team, or by having better individual players. It is the team ethic that interests me, always.
Looking back at all of my defeats, the only real punishment that I’ve taken in this sport was against Maidana. I got a fractured jaw.
Where the costs of entry are minimal, there is a wide avenue of opportunity for those with little or nothing, which is why football is just about the most democratic sport of all: African and Brazilian footballers compete on a level playing field with their rich white European counterparts.
When you join the NFL, you start from scratch. As long as I’ve been playing – which has been since I was eight years old – the game becomes harder at every level. Little league, high school, college – they’re different stages you have to go through, and professional sport is completely different again.
Soccer is the most improvisational sport. There are no set plays. And in soccer, as in improv, you are trying to find the flow.
Horseracing already has the highest mortality rate of any sport in the world per capita to the people who do it. If you crash in Nascar you still have a roll bar, and a cage, and a lot of protection. It’s built to crash, but if you fall off a racehorse we all know what can happen, so it’s tremendously dangerous.
For many of us, sport has provided the continuity in our lives, the alternative family to the one we left behind. It gives us something to talk about, to preen about, to care about.
Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.
I was born in Argentina where polo is popular, and my father always loved horses, so he encouraged me to play. He’s the main reason I started to play polo and get involved with the sport.
Being injured is something that happens in this sport. Anybody who gets into it understands that.
Someone asked me what part of the body is the most important to be strong – it’s the big toe. The big toe especially, and the inner front-third of your feet, are what give you balance and will make you infinitely better at any sport, any physical activity and, as you get older, will keep you from falling.
I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport.
Soccer was the first sport that my parents put me in, and ultimately, all the parents kind of came over to my mom and were, ‘We think Channing would be better at football…. We love him, he’s really great, but he’s kind of hurting our children.’ I was just a little wild.
Everything I have in this world, I owe to the sport of boxing, and I won’t ever forget that.
It’s about discipline. It’s about following instructions. It’s about the execution of the plan. That’s what sport is.
Absolutely, I think that during a course of my career, I had a long career in sport, I had many ups and downs.
Swimming is a life-saving skill, so just the fact that the sport that I love can give so much back to other people – and inspire them to join something that they never thought they could do or go after their dreams – is something that is really special to me.
Discipline, focus, endurance is what it takes to be the greatest at this sport.
You can be a little lonely because it’s an individual sport.
I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It’s a sport, competition, so I’m used to it.
Life is a full-contact sport, and there’s a score up on the board.
If I leave this sport, I think life will stop.
My father is a huge horse racing fan, so I was introduced to the sport long before ‘Seabiscuit.’ But the role made me an even bigger fan. Horse racing is one of my favorite sports.
In sport, there is always room for improvement. Whenever I see my innings against the West Indies or Australia, I think, ‘Maybe, I could have done this better or should have changed that.’ See, cricket is a skill game, and one can always improve upon the impact one has on an innings.
This is a time when the United States should be standing tall. There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn’t be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don’t get in at all.
I want to leave a mark in this sport.
Just because we are in wheelchairs doesn’t mean we can’t play a fast-paced, full-contact sport.
In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
What is nice about this sport is that I am responsible for most everything.
F1 is a team sport, not an individual sport.
I hate whenever there’s a social issue that comes up in golf and people in the mainstream media who hate golf and who’ve conjured up all these stereotypes of people who are in the sport, the way they tear it down… I resent it, and I’ll defend golf and people in golf until my dying day.
I sincerely believe that sport, particularly in the hands of young people, has the power to change the world.
I am in the fighting game. I don’t care about anything else. I don’t watch the news, I don’t care about politics, I don’t care about other sports. I don’t care about anything I don’t need to care about. This is my sport: it is my life. I study it; I think about it all the time. Nothing else matters.
I get the feeling a lot of politicians are there to help themselves financially, first and foremost. I don’t really need to do that, and I thought if I could do something for sport in Scotland, that would be really fulfilling.
I’ve always wanted to be in journalism. I even started a course at Loughborough doing media studies. I like all sports, and I am keen on writing. But I thought that while I was still young, I ought to make a real go of it at badminton. So I have put all my focus on playing sport instead of writing about it.
Philosophy is a performance sport – you have to play it with somebody back and forth.
When golf used to be a rich man‘s sport, if you were poor you could not step foot on a course.
Football is a team sport and not an individual sport. We win as a team, and every individual is better if we are part of the team.
There’s so many great wrestlers in this sport who could probably work circles around me and it’s amazing to see that, but I love being the kind of character who can take you on a roller coaster, make you smile and laugh.
In our sport you’re very lucky to find a horse of a lifetime and I found mine relatively early. He’s done everything for me and I owe him the world.
Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Every fighter, when they box, wants to leave a mark in their sport, or a legacy, and I managed to do that beyond my wildest dreams.
I find it a turnoff whenever men aren’t into some kind of sport. And, no, video games don’t count. I dated a guy who was into video games, and I wanted to shoot myself.
It’s not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
We have been deformed by educational and religious institutions that treat us as members of an audience instead of actors in a drama, so we become adults who treat democracy as a spectator sport.
The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.
Floyd Mayweather is in the sport to give great performances.
If you think back to the days of Phil Anderson, when there were very few Australians to now when you have a Tour de France winner in Cadel Evans, a professional team in GreenEDGE, and classics winners in Stuart O’Grady and Matt Goss – the sport is bigger and bigger in Australia.
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For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.
Sport is my passion but I have a way to go.
I think when you play for your country, in whatever sport it is, that’s the biggest accomplishment in the world.
When you play a team sport all your life, you need to get out there sometimes and show some individualism in a sport where you play against the nature.
I think – whether it’s music, literature, sport, art, whatever you want – there’s nobody who can stop us if we only apply ourselves with the singular objective of being the best in the world.
I love badminton. That’s my sport!
This sport is a crazy thing, and what happens, it’s unpredictable.
I don’t really like the sport of tennis that much.
I enjoy sports, and love being involved in any outdoor sport from volleyball to softball. I’m not being immodest when I say I’m a natural athlete.
Sometimes people think that if you’re always helping people up and never hit someone with a hard foul, you’re automatically a good sport. I don’t believe that.
I just – I fell in love with the sport when I started to ski gates. Once I was allowed to start training gates around 6 years old, then I really fell in love with it.
You can play a particular sport as long as you take good care of your body and you’re confident enough and still have that hunger to where you want to be a part of an organization, a group of individuals where you feel you can contribute to the success of that team.
I do honestly believe that, in the 21st century, sport is the most significant cultural element in this imperfect world. It calls for serious attention.
As soon as you take money for playing sport, it isn’t sport, it’s work.
A single woman with a very narrow income must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid – the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman of good fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
I actually love pressure. I loved playing sport at school in front of a crowd; I love being on stage in front of a big audience. I buzz off that.
In a sport that’s as close as tennis, I feel like anything that you can do to give yourself an edge is definitely worth doing.
As an athlete, you choose your sport and are drawn into it but your passion should never be driven by fame and fortune but a desire to create something special that people will always remember.
I do genuinely believe that young people who play sport at a competitive level, sensibly controlled, sensibly organised, that has to be a good thing. It will teach them to win, it will teach them to lose with dignity and magnanimity – all the things you want. It’s a pretty good metaphor for life.
I want to be a great role model to let the kids, especially black kids, that it’s possible to make it in this sport. I think we, as a black community, quit playing the game because we think it’s a white man‘s sport. Or we think that since other black people don’t play it, so why should I play it.
I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It’s America’s pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year.
Hockey’s my favorite sport.
That’s what I love about tennis: As an individual sport, you can’t hide behind teammates.
Even if you do all the right things, it may not ensure that the sponsors line up to support your sport.
I love the sport of snowboarding so much, but I just don’t want to talk about it, ever.
As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
Fighting is still not a sport for me.
Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport.
I don’t think the sport is any more dangerous than it’s ever been.
Even though I play a professional sport now, I love college baseball.
Anytime you play a team sport, the success of the team really makes everything better. It’s nice.
If wanted to play a sport, I played a sport. If I wanted to do things that many girls born in 1950 didn’t do, I did it.
The best thing about having your brother in the same sport as you means you can go out and train together every day, and we can push each other on. That’s something many of our rivals don’t have when training day in day out.
I run in practically every single road race in my country, 5k, 10k just to promote the sport.
Technology is changing the world; it’s changing our sport. It’s changing the way people are following the NBA.
Sport is a great thing to get involved with, it’s not just fitness but it also gets your competitive side out.
I love figure skating and what I am able to express creatively. I want to leave a legacy in the sport.
Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport. He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.
Growing up in Finland, ice hockey was the main sport. But I never played that. I went with footy. I never had any other hobbies.
Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him.
Actors normally go to the gym to achieve a certain kind of fitness for a role but when you start playing a sport, then you realise that being athletically fit is a very different kind of fitness.
It’s not about the organization, it’s about the fighter. So let’s put everyone to fight so we are going to know who is the best. It’s the next step for the sport. MMA deserves that and all the organizations and athletes deserve that.
In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
I don’t remember the exact moment I fell in love with snowboarding; it wasn’t something cheesy like, ‘Oh the wind was blowing through my hair and I just knew this sport was for me… ‘ I was good at it, and it’s exhilarating!
I just wanted to defend football, which is not always easy to do. Those of us who have been in the sport so many years now realise we must protect it and look after it. I was speaking about football, what it means. It is our profession, it has been our lives, and we must take care of it a little.
All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.
As Culture Secretary, I realised how you can use sport to do so many other good things for society.
You can’t prove Rembrandt is better than Norman Rockwell – although if you actually do prefer Rockwell, I’d say you were shunning complexity, were secretly conservative, and hadn’t really looked at either painter‘s work. Taste is a blood sport.
I love football and it’s the sport I would really like to play. I’ve said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career.
Everyone loves a winner. That’s just how the world is. And Ayrton Senna was one of the greatest winners this sport has ever had.
When I came to America in 1978, I was a huge sports fan – the problem was, my sport was cricket. Shockingly enough, no one wanted to talk cricket with me!
The one thing I miss is hitchhiking. Now there’s no more of that. When’s the last time you saw a hitchhiker? It’s not that I consider it a great sport, but it was my way of seeing the country. The open road, especially in the western United States, is still very pristine, but everything else around it has changed.
Hockey is the original extreme sport.
Baseball hasn’t been the national pastime for many years now – no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
You know, martial arts is all about respect and discipline and it’s always been about that. But again, people are starting to forget that, people are missing that, and this is where I believe I can help and it’s good for our sport.
As an older woman now, I feel the pressure more, I feel all those different aspects, I’m more aware of that. Whereas as a 13-year-old, as a 17-year-old, you just do swimming, you’re just doing it as sport where you don’t really think of all the outside bits.
Absolutely. I think that this is – politics is a tough business. I describe it as a full contact sport. You have to be prepared to get in there and mix it up.
As an international sportsman, I am very lucky to be supported by people all over the world, many of who treat me as one of their own, no matter what their nationality, or indeed mine. This is the way sport should be.
I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
I don’t think there is anything wrong in earning money from the sport you love. If you work hard and get benefits from it, there is no harm. The day you feel that you are not working hard and are only looking at the benefits, that’s where the problem is.
In my regular life, I am very involved in commissions for cities and sometimes countries. And I think of public art as a team sport. The outcome is only possible with the interaction of all the players.
Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions.
Even if I am French, I have African roots. Helping African sport to develop is something that is very important to me. If I can use my reputation or other means to help, then I will.
Running is such a mental sport.
I’ve always found the secret is to stay fit and treat sport as a profession. I chose sport as a passion.
Shooting is an amateur sport, but everybody does it professionally.
Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school.
There’s so much denial in gymnastics. It’s a beautiful sport but the other part is numbing. You become machinelike. They’ll refute this, but I’ve been around it. I know.
I don’t think there’s any honor bigger than going to your Hall of Fame for your sport.
Rock and roll is a contact sport. I enjoy playing the tunes that really get the people going.
Listen, I believe I should be winning Sport Personality of the Year because if it’s about sporting achievements and it’s about personality, then I’m a winner hands down.
I’m not going to change and get the emotions out of my game. It’s important to have emotions in sport. If you don’t have emotions, it’s like you don’t really care. Because if you care about something, you’re always going to be emotional. Doesn’t matter if it’s sports or personal life.
I love sport as long as it’s kept as an entertainment – not a meaning of life.
I hate divers, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who might be the greatest athlete in the sport, but he’s a big baby. If things are going well he’s great, but when things are going badly it’s the ref’s fault, it’s his teammates’ fault.
I don’t know the history of my sport. I’m not like those people who know everything.
I love playing sport.
For me, vision is just about the most important thing. So goggles play a huge role in my sport. I come to the competition with a bunch of different goggles and tons of different lenses in multiple tints. The weather can always be changing, and you have to have the right thing to make sure you can see perfectly.
People have an opinion of Africa and it is not so good, but we have to let sport unite us all.
It’s been a lot of responsibility to be an ambassador for U.S. wrestling and the sport. It’s a tough journey. There’s a lot of obligations but also a lot of opportunity.
I’m honored and blessed by God to be in the sport I love, and I want to accomplish all the goals I set in the sport of boxing – to be successful and make history.
‘Just Do It’ is exactly what you need to hear when you’re in a moment of doubt. When you’re struggling, especially with sport… just do it. Stop talking about it, stop complaining about the cellulite, or that you’re not able to run fast enough for the bus… just do it.
Hunted for sport by the rich, then driven from large tracts of its natural habitat by agricultural and housing development, the giant panda deserves better than to be scrubbed from conservation‘s ledger books through false accounting.
Dancing was my sport when I was younger. So I chose that over everything. And then, I just had to keep going because it became a competitive thing. But I’m not trying to impress anyone anymore. Dancing is more like my art, now.
What I will say is that there is no governing body in strongman. There’s no federation. There’s no group of people or person that overlooks the sport, or says that this is a world record, or ‘we’ll count this as a world record.’
I’ve been playing tennis, and just whatever sport is in front of me I will do.
It’s true that being in an individual sport, you have to be a little bit selfish.
I’ve always played sport, ever since I was little. I played volleyball and I believe sport teaches you a lot, such as teamwork, respect and discipline.
Climbing is more of an art than a sport. It’s the aesthetics of a mountain that compels me. The line of a route, the style of ascent. It is creative.
We may train or peek for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.
For some, sport is just a short chapter of their lives so I am excited to help athletes develop many life skills that they can take with them on their next chapter.
I think that money has changed my sport.
Without Ring of Honor, I wouldn’t be the wrestler I am or have the confidence needed to continue to grow in this ever-challenging sport.
There’s nobody else on the face of this earth that’s playing a sport at a highest level… with a transplant. That alone continues to inspire me, because I realize throughout the whole world the struggles that people are going through. I need to inspire them the best way I can.
We’re trying to give a young man life lessons – sacrifice, commitment, teamwork, self-confidence, self-esteem. That’s what this sport does for kids.
There’s ups and downs with boxing, layoffs are part of the sport and they can either help or hurt a guy.
Baseball is called ‘America’s Pastime,’ but you could argue WWE and wrestling is very similar. We’ve been around since the carnival days. People want to be entertained. It’s obviously two different sports, but everyone appreciates the athleticism of another sport.
You can’t really rely on a couple of athletes to deliver you medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. It’s absolutely unrealistic. You have to have a system in place where you continue to increase the depth of the sport which pushes performance levels to higher standards.
I love MMA. I love the sport of it.
You can beat a dead horse as much as you want, but it doesn’t come back to life. And sometimes you just have to change things up to keep the excitement and enthusiasm in the sport.
Up until the age of 16, I was very focused on sport – I played a lot of football. Then I tore my ACL and had to stop playing.
Politics in Philadelphia is a contact sport.
I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport.
Consistency is key in any sport and it’s no different here.
The only sport I’m not interested in is horse racing. That’s because I don’t know the horses personally.
L.A. will never be a hockey town. I’m a huge hockey fan, and people out here do not appreciate hockey as much as they should. I’ve always been into it. I’m Canadian; that’s my sport for sure.
If you look at things that really affect people’s lives – sport, the arts, charities – they were always at the back of the queue for government money – health, social security, defence, pensions were all way ahead. And each of those areas – sports, the arts, the lottery – got relatively petty cash from the government.
The Soviet Union had only one party. You couldn’t express yourself freely; you couldn’t admit belief in God. And yet this terrible regime understood that human beings have to express themselves, through music, even at a bad level. All kids studied music automatically, just as they did maths or languages or sport.
I was very sporty at school, and sport was probably the thing I was best at, but my real passion was for fashion.
Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be.
I look for ways to try to build the sport, ways to put more fans in the seats and more money in our pockets.
I love the sport and being competitive.
A lot of people like to think that golf is a lazy man’s sport. Or it’s a rich man’s sport, or it’s a sport that they can’t be involved in.
Receiving the Newcombe Medal for a third year in a row is an amazing honour. The Newcombe Medal is a great occasion for the Australian tennis community to come together and celebrate our sport, recognise people’s achievements and contributions to Australian tennis.
There will always be cheaters. It is human nature. It will never be 100 percent clean, in any sport.
The majority of people who get in the sport of gymnastics do not go to the Olympics or get a Division 1 scholarship, but it doesn’t mean that they can’t get something positive from the sport.
Football is a sport of paradox. It requires reaction, not reflection. Yet you must use your mind to calculate, to anticipate – to think and not think at the same time.
I really just try to enjoy the game and hope that I can inspire young kids. I started playing tennis because of Monica Seles, and I try to promote the sport in the best possible way. Sometimes it’s hard because you get upset on court, but I think in life one learns through experiences in order to evolve as a person.
We don’t swim for the attention. We don’t swim to be rock stars. There is something beautiful about being in an anonymous sport and being fairly anonymous. It enables you do something you love without any of the other effects.
Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport’s successful and you’re its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record.
I want to be a champion, and win races as much as I can and elevate my platforms and become an icon in the sport. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and determination from my camp and for myself to get to where we need to be. I’m excited about the journey.
In secondary school I was floating – I wasn’t passionate about anything. I did a little sport, but it was pretty joyless because the competitiveness was too much to bear.
The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things.
I wasn’t interested in sport or anything obvious, so I didn’t stand out. I was interested in music, but I couldn’t read music, so I wasn’t allowed to do the GCSE. I was interested in painting, but no one’s interested in a 16-year-old boy who’s interested in painting. I wanted to get out of school very, very quickly.
I did learn that there’s a bigger picture than just being the best at your sport.
On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive. But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches.
Every NBA player, every athlete, I think once you get to this level in life, whether you have kids or you’re about to have kids, understands that this is so much bigger than this sport.
All of my activities are so pedestrian. The extreme sport I play is ping pong. And we play it hard. If any of you suckers want to step up to the table, be ready.
I’ve matured – just growing up and learning more about my sport and more about myself.
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.
People regularly practice playing a sport like golf or basketball – but few people think about ‘practicing being successful.’ I had practiced meeting the Queen of England – what I would wear, how I would stand, the handshake – so when I did meet her, I was comfortable – for I had practiced the moment for years.
If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of old teammates.
It is amazing to have the UFC to come here to Perth… it is great for Australian Mixed Martial Arts and great for the sport, and it is going to be great for Perth to have such a world-wide event, through pay-per-view, hosted here.
Kids can have great passion and great ability but if you have the facilities for your particular sport that can give you the inspiration to become a sportsman.
The best thing about getting older is knowing history. The longer you live, the longer you have been in a sport, the more you know, and the more you know where things started.
Golf can be tougher than tennis when things go wrong, because you can’t explain things by saying that your opponent played better than you. It’s a cruel sport in that way.
I just love to play the sport. It maybe a cliche, but it’s true for me. I’m constantly trying to be the best cricketer I can be. The sport has become a lifestyle.
I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports.
When money comes into play then that’s all it’s about wanting money, who’s making the most who can get the most, me, me me… and in the end it screws up the person and the sport.
To me, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
Being involved in sports and having a very sport orientated family just helped the transition extremely well. I guess, in a way, your school colleagues saw you out and about, and you were part of the team you were getting into the Australian way, learning the language. The transition was extremely smooth.
Well, my favorite sport as a kid was clearly baseball.
I play over-35s soccer on the weekend to get my fix of running into people and crashing and bashing, and I still have that desire to win in the sport that I play. I don’t think that’ll ever lose me.
I ran track, and basically played every sport.
I never really was that passionate about playing sports. But when I was at this Mt. Herman school, I did have the ability to throw the frisbee. So when this sport evolved, it was fun because I was good at it.
Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
The disabled people that do sport, they don’t think about what they don’t have but try to get better with what they do have. That is the same for me.
I grew up playing field hockey and lacrosse – prep school sport – and I was terrible at them.
Just as I have broken the monopoly of film music as being synonymous with popular music in our country, I want to prove that cricket is not the only glamorous sport.
I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question.
I come from the sport of wrestling, where there’s nothing but respect on the mat.
The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.
Golf is the only sport that a professional can enjoy playing with his friends.
It’s incredible to win an individual award in a team sport and also one where everybody wants to be able to say, ‘I’m the best.’
I like rugby – I watch it from time to time. It’s basically football without pads but probably a little bit more dangerous than football. You’ve got to be a lot tougher in that sport – but I definitely like watching rugby and watching those guys knock each other around. It looks like a fun sport.
Football is such a team sport, so no one individual does it. No one coach or no one assistant coach or no one player, it’s a great team sport, so I don’t get carried away with a bunch of accolades.
My dad has definitely sacrificed a lot for me, and I don’t know if I could do it if I was in his shoes. Leaving your life behind and chasing this dream because your kid is passionate about this sport.
Football is the No. 1 sport in America.
This is a highly competitive sport, and we are all very passionate when we are on the track.
I will continue to express the fact I am for a drug-free sport and always will be.
And I’ve never taken up a sport just because it was a social fad.
I was sporty in high school. I played tennis and hockey, and was basketball captain. Then I went to university and stopped doing sport and started eating ice cream.
I was just kind of sour with the sport. I didn’t want anything to do with it. I went into a period of excessive partying and doing anything that wasn’t figure skating, really. I went and built a house with my brother. I shut the whole world out and shut everything down.
You’d like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it.
Writing is like any other sort of sport. In order for you to get better at it, you have to exercise the muscle.
It is not that sport, over-indulged in, coarsens the mind; it is that it dulls it.
I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it’s not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up listening to Beatles records on my floor. That’s how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be a musician.
For me, it is easy, I love sport. Tennis is something I enjoy. I love playing tennis. For me, working out is pure pleasure, every day if I could play tennis, I would love it. I have been doing this since I was 2 1/2-years-old, it is quite easy.
A woman can beat any man; it’s difficult to imagine another kind of sport where a woman can beat a man. That’s why I like chess.
The sport of competitive memorizing is driven by a kind of arms race where every year somebody comes up with a new way to remember more stuff more quickly, and then the rest of the field has to play catch-up.
For a kid who’s lost his mom and all the rage and grief that no one was able to talk out of me, football was a very therapeutic sport. Very.
Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a difficult, hard, full-contact, participatory endeavor.
We are very passionate and very emotional people in Serbia. Everything we do, it is done with emotions. We are very good at sport, tennis, basketball, football ,water polo, volleyball. We always try to show this character and use it.
I’m for a drug-free sport and always will be.
I am a sports enthusiast, and if given an opportunity, I want to be a sportsman, even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why can’t cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.
See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much and that’s why I will never allow anyone to mistreat the sport of boxing if I can help it.
I like to go wakeboarding. It’s my new favorite sport. It’s like skiing but on a snowboard that has little shoes on it.
In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
I lost more then 6 kilograms when I ceased with the top sport. That were all muscles. They are now gone.
I have ‘the first’ attached to my name in a whole lot of different aspects when it comes to the sport of basketball.
I think I’m a crossover athlete to get the sport into the mainstream media.
You look at boxing being an international, world-famous sport, right up there next with soccer, and there’s only two fighters the people want to see fight. Two little fellows, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
Sport and life is about losing. It’s about understanding how to lose.
I hated golf when we first started, but a big part of the training process was falling in love with this sport, so I went on tour with the UCLA Team.
People who aren’t perhaps that into sport are going to be following me and wanting to be part of the Olympics. That definitely does bring added pressure but as an athlete the Olympics are the ultimate competition.
Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active.
I don’t think I was a naturally born talent, surely I had some natural attributes, which perhaps helped me in my sport, but generally speaking I wasn’t competitive in nature.
My motto is, you have to get in a sport a day.
Golf is a whole different sport, a whole different challenge, everything.
Be a player; don’t play yourself. And don’t play basketball. That’s not your sport, Jeb Bush.
I like playing sport, and I like doing physical stuff. I like hiking and I like climbing and I like playing sport. I do a lot. But I don’t like the term ‘exercising.’ I feel like with sport, you’re playing games. But with exercise, you’re literally just trying to stop yourself from dying too young. It’s weird.
I’m not going backwards in this sport ever, especially in pay. Why would I?
I like the individualism about it. I like how each player is kind of different. It’s a team sport, but still, once you’ve got the ball in your hand, you can kind of create things. But I like the team dynamic about it also. You’ve got to work together in soccer to score a goal.
Baseball is the favorite American sport because it’s so slow. Any idiot can follow it. And just about any idiot can play it.
You will never have great tennis champions from England because of the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about the sport for two weeks a year, and then they’re on to something else. There’s just not a great love of the sport there.
You know, I never looked down the road and said, ‘Hey look, one day, the Hall of Fame.’ It’s always about playing each and every game 100 percent and I thank my teammates for getting me into the Hall because football is a team sport, not an individual sport.
I think, in general, the sport’s frustrating because I think it’s one of only a few sports in the world where you’ve got so many other variables. Not taking anything away from the winner, but the best man doesn’t always win. I think part of that makes the sport really exciting, and part of it makes it heartbreaking.
Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It’s like bumper cars plus lacrosse meets basketball.
It’s amazing to be able to play the sport that I grew up loving so much and that I have a strong passion for. I’m just having a ball. There’s a lot of pressure that comes with being in the spotlight and being a superstar and a role model, but I’m enjoying it.
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.
I love sleeping and to inculcate the habit of early rising, my dad forced me to take up a sport. That was the only reason I started playing cricket in the first place. And thereafter it continued.
I always expect unexpected challenges. Boxing is not an easy sport.
I think tennis is very different than most of the other sports when you have the opportunity to go pro. For me, it was pretty simple. Tennis was always an individual sport, and your direct results determined where you could go and what you could do.
Playing sport was somewhat frivolous, but I liked it. I rebelled a little bit, and wouldn’t go to music lessons and things like that, but I would go and play ball. My parents learned to love it because they saw how much I got out of it.
Kids of this day and age know you don’t necessarily have to specialize in one sport no matter how much society and your coaches are pushing you towards that.
In sport, if you want to be the best you have to compete against the best – I would much rather have come tenth and be judged against everyone than come first and be judged against just a few.
Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played – skiing, baseball, fishing – there is no greater example than golf, because you’re playing against yourself and nature.
I’m an athlete who took the sport to another level. I don’t get or ever got the respect from people.
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
My father was an army champion boxer… in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing.
In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.
It is tough when you’re by yourself, and I think that’s why team sport is so appealing.
In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.
Basketball is my favorite sport, and I’m also a very passionate football fan.
I want to be the guy who our sport looks up to, and win multiple championships.
Togetherness is huge. I just can’t see anybody getting results in team sport without being together.
I think we have tremendous media covering the sport of boxing, even if boxing is a little bit lost in popularity with MMA sports. And I think that with the show ‘Lights Out’ it’s going to get more attention to the sport, and it’s going to put more attention to the problems that athletes in general have.
Take a martial art or a sport, something that gives you a skill, engages the body, and allows you the possibility of being great – or at least being active. You’ll find your confidence. Without it, you’re nothing. It’s the remedy for everything.
A career in entertainment has a lifespan, like one in sport.
To the people out there, baseball is a simple sport. But it is complex. It is never easy.
Football is the biggest sport in Norway for girls and has been for years, but at the same time, girls don’t have the same opportunities as the boys.
The mental aspect of golf is what makes golf such a great sport.
All sport… is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
In student government in high school, I learned how to deal with people, and in college I studied Eastern philosophy. I’m also an avid team-sports fan. I think I just blended them all together and came out with a business management philosophy that combines the Eastern ethic with the Western sport concept, basically.
That’s the hard part about sport: as men we haven’t started to be in our prime, but as athletes we are old people. I needed support. I lost trust and did stupid things.
I’ve tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we’ll win again, but I’ve also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.
God is my psychologist. And my dad is probably the best sport psychologist in the world.
That’s one of the magical things about the Olympics, Team GB will have someone challenging in a sport that we’ve never watched and all of a sudden it’ll be the biggest thing ever.
Maybe if Graziano make another work or another sport I wouldn’t have had this passion to be a rider.
You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.
If you play the video game, you become more interested and you want to know more about it. You want to read as much about it as you can, see it live and watch as many games as you can. If you’re the type who wants to be as involved as you can in the sport, you’re probably going to want to play ‘Madden NFL.’
Celebrity watching and speculation is almost like a sport.
We’ve got to have a radical rethink of the way the sport is funded to help the young players develop.
The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better.
Athletics at the highest level is a sport within a sport.
It’s very difficult for I think any player in any sport to want to play for a guy that doesn’t believe in their race or looks down upon their race, for whatever reason.
A different type of human has to play that sport. Hockey players keep fighting – nobody cares what’s wrong with you, as long as you have one foot to skate on, you keep playing.
Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.
I was able to get along with everybody. I really enjoyed all of those guys. They were unique in their own ways, and I think that’s what made the sport fun. We had a great time laughing and having fun.
I roller skated when I was younger, but when you’re on a track that’s slanted and you’re with other people all skating in a pack, it’s a whole different sport.
That’s how most of us would feel. But the sport has a few deviants without consciences.
I go to my favourite tournament, I talk about my favourite sport and it’s just a great month of parading.
Cricket is such a sport that you get to learn something from someone every day.
They say Formula One is a market which it can’t be, obviously. Our market is independent, it’s a sport.
I only wish the sport of shooting was more reachable and there were training centers all over the country where youngsters could go and try shooting.
Personally, what goes beyond sport, you have to put to one side. You need the best to win trophies.
I am addicted to sport. Without sport, I feel bad.
I feel like a coach when I’m on the court. I just see basketball as a team sport.
I am confident of doing well because I am enjoying my sport again.
I think the real breakthrough will come when sport becomes a social activity, when a family chose sport over a movie on a Sunday afternoon and go and involve themselves in the sporting activity.
It’s baseball. You don’t think a general manager can manage? Like it’s impossible? The game is too complex? I’ve never bought into that, ‘Baseball’s just too complex.’ Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic.
I want to have a positive influence on the sport of horse racing.
The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it’s filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn’t happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion.
I remember placing the New Era cap on my head at the 2017 NBA draft – that moment changed my life. I’m excited to be a part of a brand that has a strong sport heritage and look forward to being a part of their history.
People think because there’s only 24 hours in a day, we’re just supposed to play our sport and then go home and think some more about our sport. They don’t think that we should care about other things, but the reality is that you can be really good at what you do for a living and have other hobbies.
Athletics is the mother of all sport and every child must try out it once during his school days.
Back then, 22, I just loved the sport so much. It was such an exciting time, it was fun. It was an amazing ride.
For me, football is more than a sport, just look at the impact it has on society.
Business is a team sport.
Photography is a demanding action sport. The light can change so quickly. I often find myself sprinting so that I can catch the perfect light falling on a photogenic subject.
Sport can never be scripted. What I had in my control was to be the best that I could be every single shot.
I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.
I knew I was never going to play professional sport, but I loved playing and I went to all the games I could afford to.
I just was in the second round. That’s painful, because always is tough to lose, but well, that’s sport. You win, you lose.
Just because I am a Muslim doesn’t mean that I need to live in a certain way and sport a certain look.
Baseball is a team sport played by individuals for themselves.
I like playing sport. I’m a bit of a design enthusiast, and like spending time with my girlfriend and mates.
The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
You know, everybody has a slogan, and once you beat people over the head with it so much, then that’s what you’ll eventually be called once you retire from the sport or whatever.
There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
Performance in any sport can never be broken down into black and white. There’s a lot of grey in the nature of sport.
I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn’t hold my attention. I couldn’t figure skate. I’m afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.
Having loved sport my whole life, competing in a Paralympics would be a dream come true.
Everyone loves sport. And everyone loves a quiz.
Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.
It’s important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they’ll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.
With soccer, it’s such a dynamic sport. It’s important that however you play, you should be training like that.
If I look what sport has done in my life, I don’t think there’s any doubt that sport can change lives.
There is no reason why one should believe you should leave out politicians in cricket or any sport for that matter. There are ways and means in which government can assist in the management and development of players.
Pumping iron is not what it used to be. It doesn’t have the personality it used to. When we started out, people who worked out had nothing. Now there is so much money involved; back then it was the love of the sport. We appreciated what we have. Today it’s not the same.
The truth is, what Americans enjoy about football is much of what makes the sport dangerous. However, I believe there must be a way to find the art of success and vitality in football, without the driving the level of impact that causes serious risk of head trauma, paralysis and other life-changing injuries.
I think that the two of them have been doing this for a really long time and it is more like sport. Yes, they would love to find a lasting relationship, but it’s not likely to happen the way they are going about it.
I want to contribute to sport and the community in a positive way.
Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions.
As a kid, I was always a tomboy, playing sport and doing martial arts. And I’m pretty opinionated – I’ve never been told that I’m a weak person.
In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.
We’ve just got to be careful – with all sports, let alone cricket – I think there’s so much emphasis on doing the right thing all the time, but I think the public want to be entertained when they come to watch sport.
You need to work very hard, you have to spend a lot of time practicing your sport – six to seven hours daily.
Technique is everything and we play a contact sport.
The more people who come from abroad who played soccer and are brought up playing it and watching it, then come over to America and bring what they know and what they play, that’s how the sport will grow.
I didn’t play a great deal of sport in primary school. It was not until I went away to boarding school in Sussex that I really got into sport.
Sometimes it takes time to find people in the sport who share the same opinions and approach to racing as me.
Everybody recognises that giving young people competitive outlet through sport is a very good thing.
I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit.
Nice is a very beautiful city, but I came only for the sport.
I wanted to make the world’s greatest football undershirt. But I realized that no team sport had equipment for apparel. Apparel was an afterthought.
Think about it – pro wrestling as an Olympic sport would be pretty cool. Look at figure skating or gymnastics – what is it? It’s a choreographed performance that is judged.
It is fair to say that insofar as sport is taken seriously by those who play it, then to that extent their conduct in play – their ability to deal with loss or victory, their ability to meld strategic thinking and brute force – can be taken as a small-scale model of how they, or others like them, might behave in life.
I always believed in my ability, but I think in any sport you need that little bit of luck.
What makes climbing great for me, strangely enough, is this life-and-death aspect. It sounds trite to say, I know, but climbing isn’t just another game. It isn’t just another sport. It’s life itself. Which is what makes it so compelling and also what makes it so impossible to justify when things go bad.
I think you want to try every sport possible just to experience life.
As the only girl growing up among three brothers, I was always afraid of being excluded. If there was a game to be played, a sport to be learned, a competition to join, I was on my feet and ready. I didn’t spend much time alone for fear that I’d miss out.
Retail is about change. It’s challenging and fast-paced. It’s a team sport.
I love this sport and I don’t want to get involved in politics.
This is my 20th year in the sport. I’ve known swimming and that’s it. I don’t want to swim past age 30; if I continue after this Olympics, and come back in 2016, I’ll be 31. I’m looking forward to being able to see the other side of the fence.
Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.
I don’t think the entire world respects women in sport. But if FIFA start respecting the women’s game more, others will follow.
Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.
I’m not here to judge Mike Tyson. I’m not here to judge nobody. I’m not here to monitor no other fighters. I respect him for what he did in the sport of boxing. He was an entertainer.
Golf is the greatest but most maddening sport there is.
Waterpolo is my life. Our relationship is that of predetermination I’ll never be better at anything than waterpolo and that is why it is my duty to pursue this sport as long as I can, and to the best of my abilities.
Nobody likes a bad sport, no matter what the circumstances are.
The true value of sport is more than the skills that young people learn.
Not every child is cut out for an individual sport.
Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.
Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural progression of the sport, of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
When you see players coming into the new season with injuries and already carrying strapping on various parts of their bodies in January, then it only serves to highlight how hard the sport is and how demanding the schedule can be. There really isn’t an off-season and that’s the nature of the beast.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
I love the relays. Track is such an individual sport, so it’s fun to do something together.
It’s interesting. I’ve known quite a few good athletes that can’t begin to play a beat on the drum set. Most team sport is about the smooth fluidity of hand-eye coordination and physical grace, where drumming is much more about splitting all those things up.
It’s something we’re trying to change and NASCAR is as a whole trying to bring in a younger fan base, a different-looking fan base, we’re trying to change the whole demographic of the sport. Me going out to do that is something I’ll take responsibility for.
Sometimes, quite out of the blue, sport will throw up a tender moment, when hostility ceases and an opponent is acknowledged.
Sports federations must try to be professional in trying to market their sport.
When I fight for a cause and I know it, I fight for it. I’m not scared to say something. I think some tennis player, maybe they’re a bit scared, whatever is the reason. Definitely, some athletes, they fight for big cause. They speak it loud. I think it’s great. It’s great for sport. It’s great for life.
Cricket, like all sport, offers glory to few and a lifetime of it to even fewer. For the investment it demands, it offers short careers that end when people in other professions are starting to flourish.
Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.
How can you be a giant of the sport when you are not consistent?
I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. ‘Action sport’ would be the least offensive categorization.
In sport there is never any moment that is the same as the other. I have been in Formula One for 12 years, and out of that I had one year with the perfect car.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
With me, boxing’s a beautiful sport.
My favourite sport is cheerleading!
To reach the heights of a truly global sport, in a sport as difficult as this, is a monumental achievement.
Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it.
A lot of times in sport if you try to tell the truth it seems like an excuse.
You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.
Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples.
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.
These days, to be seven years in one spot in any pro sport is a pretty long tenure.
I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.
Politics is a contact sport.
The psychology of sport is so important. When you are standing at the crease, in front of a stadium full of people, it’s a pretty intense experience. So you need to have the psychological tools to control your mind and deliver your best performance.
There are a lot of eating disorders in our sport, so I try very hard not to get consumed by all that.
I don’t care how many championships you’ve won or how many records you’ve broken – if you’ve had a hand in pushing forward not only a game but women in sport’s movement, then I think that’s pretty darn good.
In football, it’s the ultimate team sport. You have to have good people around you as a quarterback for things to happen.
If I’m only defined by my sport, I really have failed. Yes, I’ve opened myself up for more criticism, but I’m a professional athlete. I get criticised every week. I’m used to it. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt, but you get used to it.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
If not badminton, I would have played some other sport.
I think I’d probably shine really well in a team sport, but as everybody knows, I don’t handle politics very well. A lot of team sports has a lot of politics. Individual sports, it’s all about me.
Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
Wrestling is a team sport, and an individual sport all rolled into one.
This match is about sport and I separate that completely from politics.
American politics used to be an amateur sport. But somewhere along the way, we handed over to professionals all the things people used to do for free.
I think it’s good for sports cars to be united, to be just one. I think it’s good for the fans. When you have two different series, fans don’t know which way to go, when you only have one I think it’s good for the sport.
In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
Playing football and being a tight end scoring points, it’s awesome to see so many members throughout the United States join to play fantasy football, to expand the sport, to make the game more interesting while you’re watching.
Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
I think fans of the sport have a good understanding now of how fit Formula One drivers need to be.
In sport you always think the strongest guy should be going for it and getting the best results. The thing is, cycling also has a very important team aspect, which I don’t think that a lot of people fully grasp.
Young kids do not see tennis as a ‘fun’ sport.
I wanted to be a football player. Football is a sport that I love, but the more I started playing basketball, the more I started dreaming of playing in the NBA.
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics.
I’m not a great athlete that can play any sport. But one thing I could always do is… fight back.
To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport.
Skating is a sport that I found a lot of interest in from a very, very young age. Ultimately, I think that being on the ice, being in the cold, and trying things and challenging myself in different ways is something that made me really interested in skating.
Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.
For me it’s a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport.
They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time.
I never felt the same passion for the game in the States and there were a lot of headaches, a lot of obstacles to overcome – it didn’t just run itself for the love of the game because soccer is not the No. 1 sport as it is in Europe.
Leadership is an individual sport, one that has to be fine-tuned to each of the people that reports to you. Leaders also need to provide the direction, energy, encouragement and inspiration for each person who reports directly to the leader as well as for the overall organization.
So much of sport is that mental attitude.
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.
Belief is such an important aspect of sport.
I understand the psychology of the sport, especially inside the ring.
Hockey’s filled with great people, and it’s a great sport, and I encourage a lot of people to play it because of the relationships that you make in hockey.
For some in Washington, it’s become sport to pick on the federal workforce. I think they do so unjustly. The very foundation of a stable America is having a government that functions well. Many countries have dysfunctional governments, because they don’t have a good government workforce.
There are similarities between business and sport, in the pressures involved and in the fitness aspect too.
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
If I was born again, I would be able to do any sport because I would have time to learn.
IndyCar is what it is and in the back of our minds we all know it is a dangerous sport.
For me, I just want to be a role model, put a positive impact on the kids that are watching the sport, that want to be a part of the sport, and leave a good everlasting impact on the sport, continue my legacy down the road.
Whenever people say ‘women’s soccer,’ I want to correct them to say ‘soccer.’ Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.
There is a risk women’s football becomes the most popular spectator sport that fans tune into every four years but are not interested in parting with their money to watch the same players on their doorstep.
Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road.
How can I intimidate Tiger Woods? I mean, the guy’s got 75 or whatever PGA Tour wins, 14 majors. He’s been the biggest thing ever in our sport. How could some little 23-year-old from Northern Ireland with a few wins come up and intimidate him.
Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.
There is no doubt that Formula 1 has the best risk management of any sport and any industry in the world.
You’d like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do.
Tennis is a hard sport. There is a lot of competition all year and you play alone.
Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.
It’s exciting when there is any growth in women’s sport.
I don’t care what sport you’re talking about. What you see with great franchises is structure – a structure that doesn’t just take you from year to year, but day to day.
I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport – and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested.
Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful.
I’m a filmmaker and I’m proud of the movies I’ve made. But in the background of my life I was also very involved in the creation of the sport.
It’s the only sport that’s played in every country in the world. It’s played and watched all over the world, it’s the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries, and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed tournament of any sport in the world.
Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I’m not treating my opponent like my enemy. We’re doing a job to entertain people.
What’s endlessly complicated in thinking about women’s gymnastics is the way that vulnerability and power are threaded through the sport.