In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As a young man, he had striven to prove himself physically as a sportsman.
- A keen sportsman, he plays tennis and golf, as well as being an enthusiastic canoeist and sailor.
- Perhaps because he had been a champion sportsman in Europe, he idealised the athletic male body in his early sculptures.
- He is now the highest-earning sportsman in the world and is expected to become a billionaire - the first sports person to achieve this - within the next decade.
- Smith also enjoyed the Hurricanes' recent trip to South Africa, it was much better being over there as a sportsman rather than a tourist.
- During the 1930s he spent time in Spain and Africa and resided in Key West, Florida, where he gained a reputation as a sportsman and athlete.
- To begin your marketing adventure, head West, where 32 percent of all zealous American outdoor sportsmen live.
- The Super 12 is a brutally tough competition, but the reality of being professional sportsmen is you've got to take the heat when you don't perform.
- Indeed, the interviews are very puffy, never once giving us real insight into the psyche and/or soul of a seasoned professional sportsman.
- His mother was a piano teacher, his father an official at a mine outside Johannesburg and a keen amateur sportsman (becoming South African marathon champion, no less).
- For a lot of pro sportsmen that kind of trauma can send them off the rails.
- The old adage of practice makes perfect applies here, that these sportsmen who now play almost all year long must also practice more than ever before.
- The nation sees its self-respect, its status, its success and failure, in the performance of a small number of young sportsmen on a field of play.
- An athlete and sportsman, he played football (as a goalkeeper), skied and was an avid theatregoer, at one time he even considered becoming an actor.
- A different footballing culture, combined with a couple of ‘incidents’ that the Italians didn't find becoming of a professional sportsman, led to his return to England.
- Despite being one of the best paid sportsmen of a generation, he was declared bankrupt just one year after playing his last professional match.
- I have no objection to professional sportsmen but I don't think they derive the same pleasure from their exertions as the people who play sport primarily for enjoyment.
- During his 16-year career as a professional sportsman, Moran put his BComm from UCD and his accountancy qualification to good use.
- Ice tobogganing is another thrilling sport which only an élite of sportsmen practise, although most of us have seen it on TV.
- Still, he has a knowing charm, a sportsman's physique and the gift of the gab.
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- It might have been about having a choice between behaving like a sportsman or behaving like a boor and doing the latter because it suited him at the time.
- Hemingway was a keen sportsman but he was fond of blood sports.
- The dogs are a reminder that the three friends were also keen sportsmen, and this journey would have provided them ample opportunities for indulgence.
- A ‘gillie’, by the by, was originally an attendant on a Highland chief, but by the nineteenth century was a sportsman's attendant.
- Among the draperies and furniture upholstered in this redundancy of plaids are other tropes of the sportsman's lodge - chandeliers, racks of antlers, hunting prints framed in plaids.
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