Monday Meeting — The Spirit of Sportsmanship

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The Spirit of Sportsmanship (CNN)

When Russian Anton Gafarov crashed hard during the finals of the men’s cross-country skiing sprint, he tried to finish the race with a broken ski. He was struggling badly — until the coach trucked out on the course and, without saying a word, replaced the snapped ski with a new one.

The Russian coach?

Nope. It was Justin Wadsworth, the coach for the Canadian team.

“I wanted him to have the dignity as he crossed the finish line,” he said.

That, right there, is what the Olympics are all about.