"That was done for the pure sport of the thing."
Fencing in the 19th century transformed into a pure sport.
Once you remove the money from the game all you are left with is the pure sport.
And his report on the National Hunt makes it seem pure, more sport than business.
Outside of pure competitive sport they enthuse the audience with their special show program.
Of course, belt sander racing is not the only new, pure sport.
Or in a body-hugging black T-shirt, just for the pure sport of it.
People have a right to see pure sport - that's what I want snooker to be.
The world's best miler was getting money under the table in a supposedly pure amateur sport.
"Who is ruining the integrity of our pure sport with those dirty little point spreads?"