Fair Game?

Subtitle:
Tackling Politics in Sport
By:
John Leonard
Price:
£9.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785311413
Format:
Paperback
Size:
198 x 129
Pages:
256

Description

Sport will always throws up its own controversies. Rows over tactics, disputes over referees, drugs cheats. Then there are those with dark political overtones. Fair Game? takes a look at the controversial moments when sport and politics mixed during the past century, some tragic, others plain sinister, a few bizarre; all the subject of hot dispute.

About the author

John Leonard is a journalist with more than three decades' experience. He began his career on local newspapers in Staffordshire as a reporter for the Stafford Newsletter and then the Leek Post and Times before working for BBC News in London. He moved to ITN, employed there as a sports producer before becoming a programme editor for Five News and ITV News. A lifelong Stoke City fan, he enjoyed an ill-starred brief sporting career as an athlete running for Staffordshire Moorlands AC.