Truth (n.); Old English triewð (West Saxon); "pledge, faith, loyalty"; from "truce"
What do you think makes a true athlete? We loved so many of your ideas - but here are some of our favorites!
"A true athlete is someone who does more than just run fast, hit hard, jump high or throw far - they use sport for good."
"A true athlete is someone who does their best"
"A true athlete keeps everything in perspective, which helps him or her play better"
"A true athlete loves sport" "A true athlete could be anybody who chooses to be"
"A true athlete is someone who strives to set an example for others, both on and off the playing field. A true athlete should also embody and reflect diligence, courage, kindness and, above all, respect for his or her fellow athletes"
"A true athlete understands their sporting ability is a valuable tool for making a difference in the world" "A true athlete is graceful, flowing, and at one with their performance"
NEED SOME INSPIRATION? WATCH "CELEBRATE HUMANITY" BELOW!
The International Olympic Committee released this series of videos for the Sydney Games in 2000. The videos demonstrate how sport reveals our common humanity like little else can. There are certainly some true athletes here!