At the heart of True Sport is a simple idea: good sport can make a great difference. As a proud member of the True Sport movement, Cross Country Canada believes in the difference that sport can make in the everyday lives of Canadians; to achieve this, sport must first and foremost provide a positive experience for participants. Cross Country Canada recognizes the True Sport Principles for Sport as a guiding light in defining the sport experience and proudly displays the "True Sport Lives Here" on all events and materials, which embody the principles of good sport common to all Canadians.
Principles for sport
GO FOR IT
Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others.
Discover how good you can be.
Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit.
Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.
Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the ﬁeld and off.
Win with dignity and lose with grace.
KEEP IT FUN
Find the joy of sport and have a good time.
Keep a positive attitude and look to make a positive difference, on the field and in your community.
Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities.
Respect your body and keep in shape.
Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability.
Invite everyone into sport to make it more meaningful for the whole community.
Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible.
Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.
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What You Can Do guide
Take the 2012 True Sport Community Give-Back Challenge!