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Among sportsmen are the noble, the diligent and the caring, as there are the callous, the cheats and the criminals.
Injuries is a part of a sportsmen life; you have to live with it. You can't be down with that; it is not gonna help you.
Jeev Milkha Singh
First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights.
I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.
A room full of great sportsmen is so much better than a room full of actors.
Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?
Historically, China is not a nation of sportsmen. We traditionally put more emphasis on being close to nature than pushing endlessly to excel. A philosophy that values tranquil contemplation of the landscape cannot easily be adapted to the Olympic slogan of 'higher, stronger, faster.'
Apart from being celebrities, there's a huge amount of respect associated with being cricketers and a certain amount of reverence and honour associated with representing India. In people's eyes, apart from other celebrities in India, I think for sportsmen in India there's a certain amount of regard.
I'm quite ignorant about fashion and I'm colourblind, so it's all a tad tricky. My only knowledge of that world comes through Christopher Bailey, whom I first met in 2008 when I did a campaign for Burberry that featured musicians, artists, actors and sportsmen.
The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst.
To be sure, hunters and sportsmen back gun rights. Beyond that, there are millions who see guns as a defense against fear - fear of criminals breaking into their homes or assaulting them on city streets.
For sportsmen or women who want to be champions, the mind can be as important, if not more important, than any other part of the body.
People complain professional sportsmen are locked away but when they get out and enjoy themselves, people have a go.
Then in a fraction of a second, I realized that these sportsmen were not anyone's enemies.
This year my role is clear: I am a coach, a coach to sportsmen.
I come from a long line of sportsmen.
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