This is what the Olympics are all about.
Deadspin documented the amazing sportsmanship of Canada coach Justin Wadsworth. Russian Anton Gafarov crashed early in front of his home country during the cross-country men’s sprint semi-final. He stood up and attempted to move on, but kept falling. Wadsworth stepped in and fixed the ski.
After Gafarov’s third fall, Canadian coach Justin Wadsworth sprinted out on to the course with a new ski and affixed it to Gafarov’s boot, allowing him to finish a distant last place–but to the cheers of the crowd.
Major props to Wadsworth for his kindness.
(Photos via Deadspin)