2019-22 Play Fair

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What is good sportsmanship? You might say it is being a good loser. That’s part of it. Nobody likes to lose. But when you do lose, you should grin and bear it. Don’t complain about bad luck or wrong decisions by the officials. Just make up your mind to do better next time.

But there’s more to good sportsmanship than being a good loser. It also means playing fair. A good sport does not cheat. They play by the rules, even if they know that they could cheat and get away with it. You will never know if you are good at something unless you follow the rules.

A good sport plays hard. They play to win - but to win fairly. Remember, whether you win or lose at any event, you are all winners in life.