Nobility of spirit

For many people the highest honour in sport is not Olympic gold but the Pierre de Coubertin International Fair Play Trophy, named for the founder of the modern Olympics. It’s awarded to players who demonstrate nobility of spirit. The first award went to Eugenio Monti, an Italian bobsledder at the Innsbruck Olympics. After his final run he led the field, and the only other contender for gold was Britain’s Tony Nash. But as Nash prepared for his final run, a bolt in his bobsled snapped. Monti immediately took the equivalent bolt from his own sled and sent it to him. Nash fixed his sled and went on to win gold. But the name that will be forever remembered is Eugenio Monti.
The Bible reminds us that eventually all our earthly glory will be forgotten and the only thing that will remain will be our character.

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