What does sportsmanship mean to you? Displaying a great attitude to the sport you compete in, whether you win or lose? TheFreeDictionary.com defines sportsmanship as: conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing. It looks like we both have similar definitions about Sportsmanship.
The reason why I am brining this up is because of what took place in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing during the Tae Kwon Do Bronze medal match. Angel Matos, one of Cuba’s athletes displayed an act that is quite disappointing to the spirit of martial arts, but more importantly - the spirit of the Olympics. (more…)