In "The Meaning of Sport", award-winning sportswriter Simon Barnes gives you his grandstand seat for a journey from the Olympic Games in Athens to the World Cup in Germany - via the Ashes series, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon, and more. He examines why sport holds us all in such thrall, how it uplifts and crushes us - and can seem to matter more than life itself. He challenges us to recognise the intelligence of Wayne Rooney, the making of Freddie Flintoff, the mythic nature of Steve Redgrave; and he ponders the ultimate cruelty ...

Meaning of Sport 2007, Short Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781904977858

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The Meaning of Sport 2006, Short Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781904977452

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