Sunday, August 15

The Sunday Quote

A Sunday Quote especially for the start of the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.

'' Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all the rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.''

George Orwell, The Sporting Spirit, 1945.

If Orwell's view was true 59 years ago what is the reality now? The same as Orwell wrote plus corporate greed ? Ed.