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A year of amazing sport


natdoor

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We have had an amazing Olympics, with great success for British athletes, a win in the Tour de France and several other memorable moments this year. But for me, the thrilling victory in the Ryder Cup at Medinah has been the pinnacle. One could hardly create a more dramatic ending. Both teams deserve immense credit for the amazing skill which they demonstrated under the toughest pressure and their sportsmanlike demeanour. All the Europeans were heroes but, for me, Poulter and Rose stood out.

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morddwyd

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"The dictionary begs to differ...

sport (spôrt, sp rt). n. 1. a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively Like this post "

Well, yes, like bare knuckle fighting or dueling to the death with swords.

You are technically correct, but it is not what I understand as sport.

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natdoor

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morddwyd

So I assume that you adhere to the classical definition of sport; hunting, shooting, fishing and horse racing. Most of us have moved on from that era. Sport is now regarded by most people to include a game involving skill and physical activity. Professional golfers, at least in the US and probably worldwide, are banned from using buggies in order to maintain the physical element.

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morddwyd

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"Most of us have moved on from that era."

Good for you.

I know what I regard as sport, and you know what you regard as sport.

We'll just have to leave it at that.

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