God, let me play well but fairly.
Let competition make me strong but never hostile
Forbid me to rejoice in the adversity of others
See me not when I am cheered, but when I bend to help my opponent up.
If I know victory, allow me to be happy:
If I am denied, keep me from envy.
Remind me that sports are just games.
Help me to learn something that matters once the game is over.
And if through athletics, I set an example,
Let it be a good one.