20 December 2009

Authorities need to stop cheating us

I really love this quote from an article in Time Magazine on the Formula 1 race fixing scandal:

"At a time when its fans most needs their heroes, athletes and football players and racecar drivers have to understand that their responsibilities go beyond just winning a game or collecting their massive pay check. They carry our hopes. When they cheat on the field, they cheat us."

Along with athletes, the sports authorities and clubs also have a similar responsibility. Despite all the issues we have in Nepal, sports provides a great platform to bring the country together, to get peoples' minds off of their daily troubles and to provide an outlet for people to enjoy themselves, make friends and be healthy. Sportsman and officials that neglect their duties and put personal interests first are really cheating the entire country on various fronts.