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Fotheringham's Extraordinary Sporting Pastimes

A goldmine of trivia and off-the-wall information, here is everything you ever wanted to know about the sporting world...and then some. In this world of multi-million-dollar sports contracts, "Fotheringham's Sporting Pastimes" offers a look at a lighter side of sporting life, focusing on those sports and pastimes that have, and continue to be enjoyed, in a Corinthian spirit of camaraderie, joie de vivre, and eccentricity. Here, in addition to more familiar sports, are such delights as extreme ironing, underwater hockey, camel racing, and cheese rolling. Traditional pursuits, like pub and card games, are also considered. As well as invaluable statistics and information, "Fotheringham's Sporting Pastimes" is packed with anecdotes and quotes.
Fotheringham's Extraordinary Sporting Pastimes
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When did the Mexican Wave originate? What is 33 in Bingo terminology? Who invented the first ever 'word cross'? Where is the best place to go noodling? And just how the hell do you Bog Snorkel? In this world of highly paid professional sport, 'Fotheringham's Sporting Pastimes' is a look at a lighter side of sporting life and focuses on those sports and pastimes which have, and continue to be enjoyed, in a Corinthian spirit of cameraderie, joie de vivre and eccentricity. Included are such delights as extreme ironing, underwater hockey, pigsticking, camel racing and cheese rolling. Traditional pursuits like pub and card games are also considered. As well as invaluable statistics and information, 'Fotheringham's Sporting Pastimes' is packed with anecdotes and quotes. In short, everything the dedicated sportsman needs.
William Fotheringham writes chiefly on cycle racing and rugby for the 'Guardian' and 'Observer'. A former racing cyclist, he has edited specialist cycling magazines and written three books on the sport, including a highly successful biography of Tom Simpson, the British cyclist who died during the Tour de France in the 1960s. Called 'Put Me Back On My Bike' (Yellow Jersey), it has been hailed as 'the best cycling biography ever written'. He was also the editor/compiler of 'Fotheringham's Sporting Trivia' (Sanctuary). He lives near Leominster and is currently working on a biography of the legendary Italian cyclist, Fausto Coppi.
Author
William Fotheringham
Short Title
FOTHERINGHAMS EXTRAORDINARY SP
Pages
150
Publisher
Robson Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
1861059531
ISBN-13
9781861059536
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-10-31
Imprint
Robson Books Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
796
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