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The Sports Book: The Sports, Rules, Tactics and Techniques by Ray Stubbs
4 Star

This is the ultimate armchair companion to practically every sport ever invented, put together with sports fanatic Ray Stubbs. Open up the synthetic grass cover and check out the rules, history, players and events for over 250 of the world's greatest sports: from basketball to bobsleigh, karate to korfball, and synchronised swimming to ski jumping. Pick up the techniques and tactics of the world's best competitors. Plus get in training early with the special fact-filled feature on the Olympic Games.    View Details

Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know by Tim Harris
5 Star

Part 1 looks at sports grounds, stadiums, ice rinks, explaining why golf courses have 18 holes, why boxing 'rings' are square and why Woolwich Arsenal ended up in Highbury. Why do wickets have three stumps? Why do we 'serve' in tennis and play soccer in halves? Part 2 uncovers the stories behind sporting rules. Part 3 on sports equipment, shows why we row in eights, why cue balls have black dots and golf balls have dimples. Why do teams score more goals at home than away? And more!    View Details

The Complete Book of the Olympics by David Wallechinsky
5 Star

Anything anyone could ever want to know about the modern Olympic Games. Complete statistical records since the founding of the modern Games in 1896 - from medals won to times, distances or scores recorded by the top eight competitors in all events, from Olympic staples such as the marathon or long-discontinued events like Olympic croquet or the tug of war. Also contains a history of each event at each of the 26 modern Games enriched with an extraordinary wealth of Olympic lore and anecdote.    View Details
 DVD's

A Question Of Sport (BBC) - All New 2008 Edition - Interactive DVD
2 Star

A Question of Sport Interactive DVD Game. Sue Barker is your host helping you work your way through six classic rounds including the Picture Board, Sports Action, What Happened Next? and Mystery Guest. Sue is joined by Matt Dawson who is available to help you through the Home or Away round. If you’re struggling for the answer you can ‘Ask Matt’ and he will give you his opinion. But be warned – he’s not always right! Play on your own or get into two teams to take on the sporting challenge.    View Details

Legends of Cricket - England DVD
0 Star

This programme celebrates England's contribution throughout cricketing history, by hand-picking the best cricketers the country has produced. An elite panel of experts including Wasim Akram, Ian Botham, Allan Border and Dickie Bird, discuss their choices, further enhanced by fantastic archive footage. LEGENDS OF CRICKET - ENGLAND features interviews with cricket heroes such as Len Hutton, WG Grace, Ian Botham, Wally Hammond and Sir Jacob Hobbs.    View Details
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Extreme Sports DVD

Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2008-2009 by Jack Rollin

Official Football Yearbook of the English and Scottish Leagues

Win at Winter Sports: 52 Brilliant Ideas for Skiing & Snowboarding
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