Coincidentally, a few nights ago I watched a riveting documentary (from the ESPN 30 for 30 series) called The Sixteenth Man, about the 1995 Rugby World Cup as a turning point in South Africa. Mandela was the 16th man. Watching it gave me some insight into his courage and goodness, and a glimpse at the challenges he and his country faced. Tolerance. Compassion. Forgiveness.
Good film, now, a nice tribute. I found it on cable tv, and it's available on You Tube: http://youtu.be/MePCZ_hw9lM
Sport has the ability to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has... It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.
-Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)