• Noun: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
• Noun: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
• Noun: (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
• Noun: a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; examples: "a good sport", "a poor sport"
• Noun: someone who engages in sports
• Noun: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
• Noun: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); examples: "he became a figure of fun", "he said it in sport"
• Verb: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; example: "she was sporting a new hat"
• Verb: play boisterously; examples: "The children frolicked in the garden", "the gamboling lambs in the meadows", "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
I think sport in general affects what people see in movies. I always try to explain to people in Hollywood that we have to make movies more like sport because, in sport, everything can happen and it's so much better than movies in some ways.
It's the only sport that's played in every country in the world. It's played and watched all over the world, it's the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries, and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed tournament of any sport in the world.
I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.
You'd like more people to recognise what you do is special. But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do.