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Olympic Lessons for a World that Needs Them

February 18, 2014

If they gave a Gold Medal  for Decency at the Olympics,  Canadian Cross Country Coach Justin Wadsworth would certainly be a top contender.  When a Russian skier crashed and broke a ski, Wadsworth went out on the course and loaned him ski so he could finish.  The Canadian said, according  to the NBC report, “I wanted him to have dignity as he crossed the finish line.”

Maybe when he did that, he was remembering how a Norwegian coach had supplied a pole to a Canadian skier who lost her’s in the Torino, Italy Olympics.

Such acts show that sportsmanship is still alive.  I’m glad.