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What Defines Sportsmanship

By TeensHealth, 04/30/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Even if you win by a landslide, good sportsmanship means still finding ways to compliment your opponents.

Remember that referees may not be right every time — but they're people who are doing their best, just as you are.

If you're into sports, you've seen it happen. You've probably even experienced it: Football players shaking hands after four quarters of knocking each other around. Tennis players leaping over the net to shake hands with their opponents after a hard-fought match.

Soccer players exchanging jerseys after an intense 90 minutes. Even boxers touching gloves at the beginning of each round, then hugging each other after beating each other into a pulp for 12 rounds.