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Great Inspirational Moments in Sports

Updated on October 9, 2014

Sportsmanship and Inspiration - Moments that will make you cry

Sportsmanship and Inspiration are all around us. From the clap of the opposing team when someone walks off the field injured to the soccer and softball teams that make human tunnels for each other. We see great moment in sports happen all the time and everyday.

However, every once in a while we get a glimpse of something that is truly spectacular that make you feel like the whole world isn't in it for themselves. And when those things happen, we have to celebrate and make sure everyone stands up and notices. Here are some great moments in sportsmanship and other inspirational moments that will make you cry.

Great Moment in Softball

Her goal was to hit a home run and Sarah did, however, she damaged her knee after missing first base and was in too much pain to make it around the bases. See what happens next...

Great Inspirational Moments in Basketball

A basketball player's mother dies and isn't planning on playing in the game that night. In his need to be with friends, the player comes to the game, however, he wasn't on the roster for the game which means the other team gets foul shots. See what happens next... A great basketball moment

Inspirational basketball moment #2. Cory Weissman suffered a stroke his freshman year. Three years later he is an honarary starter for his high school basketball team. That would have been enough for Cory, but what happened next gave Cory a chance to reach another goal. Read about Cory's Moment.

Inspirational Moment in Track

One of the truly inspirational moments in sports, is when someone has the courage to finish a race even though they are no longer going to win. See what Derick Remond does at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona.

A Great Moment in Cross Country

Josh Ripley, a high school runner from Minnesota, heard a fellow competitor cries in pain. What happens next, will astound you, read what Josh does.

Great Sportsmanship Moment in Football

Sometimes, a great moment in sports is letting a kids score a point in a football game knowing they would never get that opportunity for real. Kudos for these coaches for making a moment of a lifetime for a child.

Inspirational Moments in Hockey

Inspirational moments come in all shapes and sizes. At this hockey game, a young player gets to score a goal.

Are you inspired?

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Happy New Year! Congratulations on your lens being chosen as a top 100 Community Favorite for 2011! I had seen the softball video before and it was truly wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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      Auntiekatkat 5 years ago

      Congrats on being nominated for Community Favorite Lenses of 2011. A wonderful lens. Fortunately we both share one thing it was easier to vote than for most as mine was my "why-I-am a- vegetarian was nominated as well. A proud moment for all of us. Good luck in the voting.

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      Pip Gerard 5 years ago

      unique lense idea.. well done!~

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Inspiring lens. Congratulations on being one of the final 100 favorite Squidoo lenses of 2011!

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      MCB2011 5 years ago

      Always looking for inspirations, we've enjoyed the olympic stories for a long time. These are just great!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yes, these are some very inspiring Great Moments in Sports. Congrats on being in the Top 100 Community favorites and I am sharing this on my fb

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Interesting lens and some heartbreaking stories here. Nicely done tribute

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      Mosoma 6 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      Tom Fattes 6 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @cheech1981: Thanks for the link. I've added it to the lens above.

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      cheech1981 6 years ago

      guess you can't add the video but that story about the cross-country runner that carried his opponent half a mile to the finish line today on yahoo would make a good addition to your text module.

      nice lens and good luck on squidoo!