Ten pictures of Nelson Mandela in sport

Nelson Mandela’s life and his impact on humanity are common knowledge. A little less renowned, however, is the true extent of his involvement in sporting events and public relations over the years.
1993-Mandela poses with Manchester United ahead of their friendly contest with Kaizer Chiefs.
1993-Mandela poses with Manchester United ahead of their friendly contest with Kaizer Chiefs.

Nelson Mandela’s life and his impact on humanity are common knowledge. A little less renowned, however, is the true extent of his involvement in sporting events and public relations over the years.

While his appearances at the conclusion of South Africa’s World Cups in 1995 (rugby union) and 2010 (football) are as legendary as his political journeys, Mandela wined and dined with sporting icons across a host of events and disciplines all around the globe.

So with that in mind, we hope you enjoy our pick of 10 great Nelson Mandela sporting moments.

RIP Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

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