sportsmanship means team spirit means working in co operation for the achievement of a common goal team spirit teaches the qualities of co operation discipline punctuality obedience and so on,achieving goal through co operation and discipline efforts means sportsmanship achieving goal is  not the monopoly of the particular sportsman one is to see how the goal can be achieved not who achieves it one must act in the right way to win the victory for the team.the persons who lack sportsman spirit because intolerance , narrow minded and self - centered they cannot become great they cannot work for mankind what is required is co operation and respect for the view of other all great men like mahatma Gandhi jawaharlal Nehru practiced sportsmanship Nehru stood for peaceful co-existence if we also want to become great we should cultivate sportsmanship.