KOTA KINABALU – Victory and defeat in sport is not a measurement of quality on team success.
Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir said sportsmanship and serious participation was more important.
Speaking when officiating in the International Sabah Open Dart Tournament 2015 event in Kota Kinabalu Community Centre here, he said athletes should be motivated when they participate in any tournament.
Tolerance and teamwork in team were also a vital value that should be implemented he said adding that sportsmanship and participation in such activities would help enhance personal values among them.
“It is important to apply moral values in a team since it will help to develop positive things in life,” he said.
He also advised teenagers that take part in sports tournament to instill self-discipline in real life as well as in sports activities.