Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
Almost five million viewers for curling, in a country like Italy where football is the favorite sport, is completely unexpected.
It's a family; lacrosse is not like any other sport, it's more of a way of life.
Basically, I love the sport. It's the combination of physical explosion, running, focusing, hitting a zone.... The mental state on a sled feels awesome.
Economic development is really a team sport. And I know of no other sport as competitive as economic development.
There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
Politics is a blood sport.
Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
They said that dancing is not a sport. We do Tae Bo. We do splits. I mean, no athlete can do a split. Ask a football player to do a split.
What's important is taking part in the sport and not the winning of the sport. It's important to enjoy the journey, getting there.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
There are a huge amount of girls out there who want to play a contact sport, who play powder puff football and stuff like that. If you look on my teams, I've had little girls. I had a girl that was 4-foot-11 and she could tackle as well as anybody.
I think it scares a couple of us. We were around when softball was made an Olympic sport, and we were so happy. It's just something you've always got to worry about.
Growing up, softball was always my second sport. I decided at the last second to play.
But my favorite sport is probably water polo. It's a team sport where you get to work with other people. I like it better that way. I'm a people person.
It's a more intricate sport than perhaps people perceive. Most people think you get on your bikes and ride. The Tour de France coverage has kind of explained that it's a lot more than that. Hopefully, by the end of the week, people will start to understand it.
Although I still love skating very much, my passion and love for the competitive aspect of the sport has dwindled following the death of my mother in 2001 and my nagging hip injuries.
We expect every sport to be at state and win a state championship. We demand more out of each other. That's where we get our tradition.
Emotional conditioning is crucial because once you get to any level in sport -- whether high school, division I collegiate, the nationals, the Olympics, or even as a weekend warrior -- everyone is pretty equal physically. It's those who can handle noise, stress, pressure, and distraction who are the ones that win.
Everywhere we go, we try and promote model airplanes because it's a great family-oriented sport and an excellent alternative to drugs, gangs and violence.
It's easier for an individual sport athlete to maintain staying power in the endorsement world.
The first week I ever played, I did almost quit. At first, I didn't think it was the sport for me. I wasn't having a great time with it and my dad convinced me to stick with it.
[Despite being dominated by the Ferrari-loving Tifosi, Jenson appreciates the Monza fans.] They're very passionate about the sport, ... and the atmosphere is always great over the race weekend.
I've had more success in this sport than I ever dreamed possible. It's just been an amazing ride and I don't think a medal here would have affected that at all.