The top 10 richest Sports Events in the World. I have applied the 'Total Prize Money' filter to draw this list together. Just for clarity: a) Figures in the brackets indicate the 'Prize pool' for the whole tournament and b) all figures are for the most recently held tournaments.
Book review of David Conn's 'The Fall of the House of FIFA'. A damning account of the culture of corruption at FIFA.
The road to success is never easy. Champions invest thousands of hours of hard work and see off numerous failures to cultivate a winning attitude. However, without integrity and discipline as two cornerstones, a champion's stay on the top could be short-lived. Over the years, we have been witness to numerous stories of heroes falling … Continue reading Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
"It's not that I want to win; it's that I need to win." - Luis Suárez Let me admit that I am not a huge fan of autobiographies. I believe a good chunk of this literary genre brims with narrative fallacies. More often, it serves the sole purpose of heightening the author's sense of self-aggrandizement. … Continue reading Crossing the Line
Book review of Soccernomics. A book by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski. The book answers a lot of pertinent questions. Is 'spending big' in transfer window all that matters? Are football clubs big businesses as they are generally perceived to be?
I have not read many books on football, but after reading David Conn's 'Richer than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing up', I feel that I may have read the best one already. The title of the book tersely encapsulates its wider contours: the ethereal, starry-eyed world of a young football fan, the moments … Continue reading Richer than God:Manchester City, Modern football & Growing up