Nelson Mandela – Hope

Nelson Mandela celebrates the power of sport to bring people together and spread hope and inspiration across the world.


Sport has the power to change the world. Where the rules of the game are the same for everyone and behavior is guided by fair play and good sportsmanship. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.

“Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination that goes out into the world, spreading help, inspiration, and hope.”