The Ten Commandments of Sport

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1. Thou shalt not quit.

2. Thou shalt not alibi.

3. Thou shalt not gloat over winning.

4. Thou shalt not sulk over losing.

5. Thou shalt not take unfair advantage.

6. Thou shalt not ask odds thou art unwilling to give.

7. Thou shalt always be willing to give thine opponent the benefit of the doubt.

8. Thou shalt not underestimate an opponent or overestimate thyself.

9. Remember that the game is the thing and he who thinks otherwise is no true sportsperson.

10. Honor the game thou playest, for he who plays the game straight and hard wins, even though he loses.

- Brasch, R., "How Did Sport Begin?"

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