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Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends.

Very good morning to all of you. I am very glad to speak on the topic- Sports and sportsmanship today.

We all know what sports are. It is a kind of physical activity to stay fit and healthy. But very few of us are aware of sportsmanship. It is fair and generous behaviour by the different players. Good sportsmanship is all about treating other players with great respect.

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In a sports game, it is certainly not necessary that everyone will win in the end. Only one team wins and other losses. So a good sportsman is the one who appreciates the success of the winner by congratulating them and this way he/she shows good sportsmanship.

Different kinds of sports are not new to us like Horse riding, sword fighting, running, kabaddi, etc. It has always been a part of our history as an early civilization has also indulged in sports activities.

Sports and sportsmanship go hand in hand. Sportsmanship is not just about playing the game sincerely by following the rules of the game but also playing it with a spirit and accepting the results of the game with an open heart.

The rules of a sport not only teach us how to play the game but also how to apply these rules in real life. A true sportsman is the one that applies the principles of sports to real life. For example, respect for discipline is an essential part of sportsmanship. When we apply this principle of discipline to our real lives, it takes us to the path of success.

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Another important principle of sportsmanship is team spirit. If a team wishes to win the match, the players should cooperate with each other or else they will lose. Similarly, if we wish to work for the progress of our nation, teamwork is essential. A single man cannot bring development to his/her country.

In short, sport and sportsmanship play a greater role in our lives. If both sports and sportsmanship are practised properly, it can bring a lot of positive changes in our lives.

Thank you all for listening to me.

Question on Sport and Sportsmanship

Why is sportsmanship important?

Sportsmanship is not just about playing the game sincerely by following the rules of the game but also playing it with a spirit and accepting the results of the game with an open heart.

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How do sports help you in life?

A true sportsman is the one that applies the principles of sports to real life. For example, respect for discipline is an essential part of sportsmanship.

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