They saw him in his 30s, sporting a huge Afro and smoking a big cigar on The Dick Cavett Show.
The Gay Games, held every four years, is an Olympics-like spectacular of sporting events, from cycling to soccer to martial arts.
From any sporting standard, the Beijing World Championships were a stunning accomplishment.
"characterized by conduct constant with that of a sportsman," 1799 (e.g. sporting chance, 1897), from present participle of sport (v.).
c.1400, "to take pleasure, to amuse oneself," from Anglo-French disport, Old French desport "pastime, recreation, pleasure," from desporter "to divert, amuse, please, play" (see disport). Sense of "to amuse oneself by active exercise in open air or taking part in some game" is from late 15c. Meaning "to wear" is from 1778. Related: Sported; sporting.
mid-15c., "pleasant pastime," from sport (v.). Meaning "game involving physical exercise" first recorded 1520s. Original sense preserved in phrases such as in sport "in jest" (mid-15c.). Sense of "stylish man" is from 1861, American English, probably because they lived by gambling and betting on races. Meaning "good fellow" is attested from 1881 (e.g. be a sport, 1913). Sport as a familiar form of address to a man is from 1935, Australian English. The sport of kings was originally (1660s) war-making.
Amorous; romantic: I guess we got kind of spoony (1836+)
A foolish or silly person: I don't believe a cock-and-bull story like that. Quiz was no spoony (1795+)