Documenting the dark heart of sport
Jonathan O'Brien selects the sports books that went the distance in 2011.
For all the sociocultural importance that is routinely and reflexively ascribed to it, sport, when boiled down to its base elements, is essentially nothing more than entertainment. Many of the best sporting books of the year, however, had much weightier, darker themes at their cores.
The appalling demise of Wales national team manager Gary Speed last weekend gave rise to much soul-searching about the pressures faced by modern-day professional athletes. Barely 24 hours after Speed...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine