Honorable and decent athletes demonstrate through their behavior on and off the field that they believe in fairness, integrity, responsibility, and respect. Sportsmanship encourages healthy competition, achievement, integrity, and character. It contributes to a community of faith, respect and trust between individual athletes, teams, supporters, and countries. The goal in sportsmanship is to pursue victory through effort, superior strength, and excellence.
By contrast, gamesmanship is built on beliefs that winning is everything, rules are there to be bent, it's only cheating if you get caught, it’s okay to fake injury, and the ends always justify the means.
Athletes need to demonstrate through their behavior in training, in competition, and in life that they understand the difference between sportsmanship and gamesmanship, and they believe in ethical standards.