Sportsmanship means the right spirit
for people who are taking part in any sport or playing any game.
Everybody knows that a real sportsman would never dream of cheating in a game.
He always plays fair and follows the rules of the game.
He takes the game seriously. He is keen to win,
plays with all his energy to beat his opponent,
and expects his opponents to be as serious as he is.
He will play a losing game with dignity.
An unsportsmanlike player will often lose his temper when he is losing,
like a spoilt child.
The true sportsman keeps in good humor even when he is defeated.
The final test of a real sportsman is whether he can take defeat well.
If he is defeated and congratulates the winner,
he has indeed the true sporting spirit