It is only in the battlefield of the sports ground, where the victor and the vanquished stand shoulder to shoulder to shake hands. It’s a place where players enter and take a pinch of soil to touch to their foreheads as a mark of respect. It’s the greatest equalizer of them all, helping thaw relations between warring nations, and uniting communities to cheer for their idols.The Rural Olympics in Punjab may have been born out of sheer necessity, cultivating individual strengths for hard labor in the fields. Or for creating an environment of interdependence and camaraderie. But even today, centuries later, there is unquestionable grace in the spirit of sportsmanship. It is there in the movement of every strained muscle of the body, whether human or animal. And it’s there in the poise of the champion as his training bears fruit.