The Nelson Mandela Speech That Changed the World

Nelson Mandela, upon receiving the Inaugural Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Sports Awards Ceremony in Monte Carlo back in May of 2000, noted just how important sports was to bringing about hope and unity.  His appeal perhaps brought a sense of comfort to those struggling with racial, economic, political or social divisions within their own countries.  There is a lot of truth to his message.  No matter who we are or where we came from, sports undeniably unites us all.

 

"Sport has the power to unite people in a way that little else does." Nelson Mandela#TeamOfDreams for #TeamUSA could rekindle hope for our great nation. We need unity at a time when we're so divided!

Posted by Team of Dreams on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 

It is our hope that Team of Dreams will one day be accepted as Team USA for Olympic and World competitions so that our fellow countrymen can continue to draw closer together instead of drifting further apart.  We must do something.  This may not be the solution but it is a start.

 

Thank you, Mr. Mandela, for your poignant and proper words.  We are inspired.
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