May the best team win!
Nelson Mandela once quoted – “Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”
‘I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.’ ~ quote from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley.
Morgan Freeman recites ‘Invictus’ from memory on Charlie Rose: To view see link below:
The film ‘Invictus’ ~starred by Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar, rugby captain for the South African team, the Springboks, who won the Rugby World Cup in 1995. This was a moment in history during my time in South Africa, I will never forget, it dissolved boundaries of prejudices between black and white, the colour of your skin was no longer an issue, all nationalities different race, creed, male and female embraced one another, we all merged as one vast ocean.
The Laureus sporting event in Shanghai brought together exceptional sportsmen and women from around the world in unison and awarded for their dedication, commitment, strength, fortitude & contribution towards world sport. Henry Cavill, aka Superman, Man of Steel, attended earlier this year. Henry is a keen sportsman himself, given the task and role he has taken on in various acting roles, proving his athletic abilities and dedication to his acting career. Not surprised he was invited to present at the Laureus Awards earlier this year!
Further information on the Laureus Sporting Event:
Nelson Mandela, a profound speech at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2000, Monaco:
Morgan Freeman recites ‘Invictus’ from memory on Charlie Rose:
For further information about Henry’s role as an Ambassador for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and his dedication to the preservation of endangered species of wildlife see the link ~
The Rugby World Cup currently being hosted by England! For more information on the schedules and events view: http://www.rugbyworldcup.com
U2’s Song a Tribute to ‘Madiba’ Nelson Mandela – Ordinary Love:
~In Gratitude & Respect to the memory of Nelson Mandela & to the ‘Gentleman’s sport of Rugby…