Team MBBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1449 (Published 27 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1449
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
The sports were often boring, but we sat blurry eyed on the couch, cheering on our athletes. We were glad that there were no velodromes in Africa, we praised John Major, we embraced Scots as British, we felt a sense of guilty pride as the national anthem resounded at full volume, and we smiled at the Australians. Sport is like art, with a quality to enrich lives that transcends religion, sex, and class—this in an economic climate when half the population may be …
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