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  1. Athletes Pay Homage to Beloved Madiba

    Nelson Mandela’s appearance in a South African jersey at the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final was one of the most electrifying moments in sporting history. He was also a key player in bringing the soccer World Cup to South Africa in 2010, and made his last public appearance at the final. Mandela was a statesman who understood the great power of sport and, fittingly, the world of sport has been paying its respects. Australian and English players wore black armbands at the Ashes, a moment’s silence will be observed before FIFA’s next international fixtures, and Usain Bolt described Mandela as “the world’s greatest fighter.”

    Source: The Guardian

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