Bud Greenspan American film producer used moving images to promote the spirit of sportsmanship.
Bud Greenspan was one of the greatest film producers who featured outstanding athletes and their excellent human characters in his works. He presented touching portraits of charismatic personalities who brought honour to their country by handling enormous challenges. He also recorded the Tanzanian John Stephen Ahkwari’s memorable story from the Mexican Olympic Games in 1968 where he finished the marathon last, one and a half hours after the previous runner. Due to a knee injury during the event, Ahkwari had to drag one leg behind him for the rest of the race. “Why did you keep going?” he was asked. In response, he said, “You don’t understand. My country did not send me here 8,000 km away to start the race and not achieve a goal.” Fair play is more than victory.
Learn more about fair play at the International Fair Play Committee’s website.