Lenin on Sport (well Not Really)

I know it has been a great challenge for the good folks at Philosophy Football to find a quote by Lenin about sport, as it is hard to imagine the Bolshevik leader relaxing with the Russian Equivalent of When Saturday Comes, or Racing Post.

But close enough:

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: “For those who desire not simply an aimless skipping from instance to instance, an integral central movement will take us forward towards a great goal.”

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12 comments on “Lenin on Sport (well Not Really)

  1. Darkness at Noon on said:

    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: “For those who desire not simply an aimless skipping from instance to instance, an integral central movement will take us forward towards a great goal.”

    What a genius! How did he come up with that? And what a grand success it was too.

  2. Brokenwindow on said:

    It may have been a great goal but the opposition came back strongly…and then it was all over

  3. prianikoff on said:

    The weight training was a workerist mistake.
    He should have stuck to aerobic exercise.
    The bullet fragments lodged in his body after the assasination attempt, plus a poor diet probably contributed to his stroke and early death.

  4. #11 Yes, getting shot generally isn’t recommended for the health. As Harry Enfield would say, he didn’t want to do that.