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Inspiring words by Nelson Mandela about the power of sport

23 June 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

During National School Sport Week, we’d like to share some thought-provoking words by Nelson Mandela about the power of sport.

In 2000, at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards, the founding Patron, Nelson Mandela, declared that: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. The heroes sport creates are examples of this power. They are valiant, not only on the playing field but also in the community, spreading hope and inspiration to the world.”

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