Why do billions of people around the world love sports? This informative book attempts to find out why--by examining sports in all its facets, providing an overview of the history of sports, with a constant focus upon the social conditions through which sport arises.
Child star at 16, ranked third in the world at
17, Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiraling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his ...