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"Sport has the power to change the world...Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair."—Nelson Mandela

As most nationals do, I love my native soil. I won't pretend the United States of America is the best country in the world just because I call it home, but it's gotta be up there. Whenever I travel internationally and no matter how incredible the trip has been, it's always a relief to get home and see the Stars and Bars.

She is by no means perfect, but the ol' gal offers a quality of life unrivaled in many (most?) other countries.

Likewise, as gory as our social progression has been, it's still one of the leaders. All the more so when you consider the uniquely gargantuan and heterogeneous population with which the 50 States must deal.

But, again, she has her warts and one of the ugliest is on display as I sit here—our infatuation with the salacious and tawdry at the expense of the real.

The 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards have been building all week to their crescendo on Wednesday night. Laureus and its guests will celebrate some of the best athletes in the ...

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