Tuesday is National Sportsmanship Day (NSD), a day formally recognized by the White House and the US Congress. This year's theme: competitive self-restraint. That got us to thinking, what the heck happened at this year's Olympics? In the end, isn't sportsmanship what the Olympics is ultimately about? While, of course, there are many admirable and even inspiring stories out of the 2010 Vancouver games, what's sad is that we are also going to remember the numerous headlines of poor sportsmanship amongst the moments of glory.
There was Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko. Then, new examples almost every day throughout the games, including a story late last week about USA's Apolo Ohno. He took on the refs after being disqualified from a race, making a not so subtle remark about favoritism for the home country. For details on the less than stellar behavior , click here.
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