„Joe Louis and I were the first modern national sports figures who were black… But neither of us could do national advertising because the South wouldn't buy it. That was the social stigma we lived under.“

—  Jesse Owens, The Tampa Tribune (1 April 1980)
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„Where tax is solidarity, the national sport is tax evasion.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949
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„Gjorge Ivanov: We are here first of all to support our players because they show that sports unite us and make us more motivated to be more successful.“

—  Gjorge Ivanov President of Macedonia 1960
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„There's one thing in baseball that always gets my goat and that's the intentional pass. It isn't fair to the batter. It isn't fair to his club. It's a raw deal for the fans and it isn't baseball. By "baseball," I mean good square American sportsmanship because baseball represents America in sport. If we get down to unfair advantages in our national game we are putting out a mighty bad advertisement.“

—  Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
From "Babe Speaks His Mind Anent the Deliberate Pass," http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1920/08/14/page/7/ by Ruth (as told to Pegler), in The Chicago Tribune (August 14, 1920), p. 7; reprinted as "The Intentional Pass," https://books.google.com/books?id=SAAlxi-0EZYC&pg=PA32 in Playing the Game: My Early Years in Baseball, p. 32

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