My friend emailed me about this yesterday. Cross-country skier Roberto Carcelen of Peru, the first ever winter Olympian to represent Peru, finished last in his event. He crossed the finish line about forty minutes after the gold medal winner from Switzerland, Dario Cologna. Cologna waited at the finish line to congratulate and hug Carcelen. I choked up at my desk, and again when I talked about sportsmanship with a coworker. I just read a few articles about this, and my face is straight up raining.
Another story from this games that has touched me is how Canadian cross-country ski coach Jason Wadsworth replaced a broken ski of Russian Anton Gafarov.
Fucking class, man.
Do you have favorite good sportsmanship stories? Olympic or otherwise?