“Sport has the power to unite people in a way that little else can. It can create hope where once there was only despair. It breaks down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.” Nelson Mandela truly loved sport. In 1995, he was dressed in his Jersey to award the Rugby World Cup to Francois Pienaar. This was a beautiful moment, encapsulated by the fact he handed the trophy to a white captain, overcoming any racial tensions created from the Apartheid long ago.