Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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In eight themed parts, Tim Harris describes the triumphs and breakthroughsas well as the cheating and unscrupulous behaviorthat have created the modern world of sport, from ancient times to the 21st century. Part One looks at sports grounds, from stadiums to ice rinks, explaining why golf courses have 18 holes andwhy boxing rings are square. Part Two uncovers the stories behind sporting rules; while the next section, on sports equipment, shows why we row in eights and why cue balls have black dots. A swift history of "speed ...

Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know 2009, Yellow Jersey, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780224080217

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