Sports Diplomacy: Timeless Truth of the FIFA World Cup: Kinship not Conquest

There will be glory. There will be pain.

By the blood, sweat and tears of noble men …

And in the end the Golden Cup will glow for the one team that remains.

But Kinship not Conquest is the truth the Cup contains.


“Success is no accident.

It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento),

retired Brazilian footballer – superstar and legend

 

Transcript of the video

The Truth the Cup Contains

The infinite inhabits every individual soul. You know it is true because you know yourself and there are no limits to you. And so no man can be another’s master by right, but only by might and that is wrong.

 

There are no chains on a new-born’s limbs. No fences around the natural boundaries of nations. Freedom is a means for the world to assemble, the multitude to tremble with desire and national pride.

 

But listen past the chance to hear the song from the core of life itself. We are mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, fathers and sons. WE ARE ONE.

 

This is Truth the Cup Contains! Pure.

 

Unpolluted by provincial histories. Undiluted by the divergent myths that divide us.

 

Africa. Africa!

 

From the same soil, the same sun, WE ARE ALL of the SAME STUFF.

 

See it stretch and pounded, and thus so alive. See the many as one and the one moment for all, for perfection, for which we all strive. See so many shades of skin in full bloom, and then remember all the colors came from one all embracing womb.

 

There will be glory. There will be pain.

 

By the blood, sweat and tears of noble men, will South African soil be stained?

 

And in the end the Golden Cup will glow, for the one team that remains.

 

But Kinship not Conquest is the truth the Cup contains.

 

by Jeff Sarokin for ESPN’s coverage of

2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer in South Africa

 

Jeff Sarokin
Jeff Sarokin with the award

This piece was recognized with both the Sports’ Emmy award for writing and the National Edward R. Murrow award for writing – making it the first piece for a Sports broadcast ever to receive that award.

Terence Stamp‘s voice helped bring the script to life … Of all the pieces I have written for television, this is the one of which I am most proud, and I have Mr. Stamp to thank for its great success.”

 

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