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Great Sporting Scandals

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Great Sporting Scandals

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Great Sporting Scandals by Geoff Tibballs
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Will Carling, Roy Keane, Hansie Cronje, Mike Tyson, Glenn Hoddle, Tonya Harding and Michael Schumacher are not only known for their sporting prowess, but have all been at the centre of some of the most newsworthy scandals in history. Carling's gaffe was to refer to the executive of the Rugby Football Union as '57 old farts'; Tanya Harding was banned from skating for life after an attack on her rival; while Ferrari blatantly fixed the result of the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix when Rubens Barrichello was ordered to allow team-mate Michael Schumacher to win. Geoff Tibballs relates the most contentious and intriguing sporting scandals from the past two centuries. Including stories that have long since faded into obscurity, and others that are still debated heatedly today, he recounts tales including Bobby Moore's arrest on suspicion of stealing a bracelet in Columbia in 1970; the outrage caused to members of the All-England Tennis Club in 1949 by Gussie Moran's daring lace-trimmed panties at Wimbledon; and the 1844 Derby Winner, Running Rein, who was discovered to be a 'ringer'. At one time or another every sport has had its moment of contention - including allegations of bribery, professionalism, match-fixing drug-taking and cheating - and Great Sporting Scandals features all the most important and compelling controversies from the last two centuries of passionate and exciting sporting endeavour.

Author Biography

Geoff Tibballs is a successful sports writer, having also written Great Sporting Eccentrics, Motor-racing's Strangest Races, and Great Sporting Mishaps published by Robson Books. He lives in Nottingham.
Release date NZ
November 28th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
No illustrations
Imprint
Robson Books Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
161x240x31
ISBN-13
9781861056863
Product ID
1690814

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