Foul Play

Foul crowds The most basic influence of the spectator is upon those they have come to watch, and in this respect spectators can often be responsible for 'foul play' themselves. While it is not unusual to hear from elite sportsmen and ...

Foul Play

Foul Play

Foul Play dissects the age-old subject of cheating in all its absurdity. From plain old doping to claiming a marathon victory despite having driven the middle section of the race, from match-fixing to diving for a penalty - cheating in sport is as old as sport itself. There are plenty of well-known cases of cheats being found out in sport: Ben Johnson, for example, was stripped of his 100m Olympic medal after a positive drugs test; South African cricketer Hansie Cronje was banned from all cricket for life after admitting involvement in match-rigging; rugby union recently found itself having to deal with the "bloodgate" scandal. However, there are myriad other examples of bending the rules more subtly: pressuring the referee, demoralising an opponent with mind games, or shirt-pulling. But what constititues cheating and where do we draw the line? Are some sports cleaner than others? Is cheating in one sport the same as cheating in another or does each sport's distinctive culture set different standards? Is there such a thing as a sport without sin? Or, indeed, a sporting competitor? This book is not a catalogue of past sporting misdemeanours so much as an investigation into the lengths to which some sports people have gone, and will go, to get the better of others. And also the lengths to which they will not go.

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Foul Play
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Mike Rowbottom
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-18 - Publisher: A&C Black

Foul Play dissects the age-old subject of cheating in all its absurdity. From plain old doping to claiming a marathon victory despite having driven the middle section of the race, from match-fixing to diving for a penalty - cheating in sport is as old as sport itself. There are plenty
Foul Play
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Robert Paul Szekely
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

Foul Play is divided into three parts: The first third deals with suspense, mystery, a death-defying illness, and a touching, soon to be aborted, love affair. All the characters in the story have auto-related names, which continues my trademark from my first book, Murder By Proxy, where all the characters
Foul Play
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Elisabeth Rees
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Harlequin

DIAGNOSIS: DANGER After a failed attempt on her life, nurse Deborah Lewis knows her suspicions of foul play in the pediatric unit must be true. And her timely rescue by Cole Strachan—her ex-fiancé—allows her a second chance to prove it. The former navy SEAL who broke her heart is the
Foul Play
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Stuart Woods
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: Penguin

In the latest action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington faces down a persistent rival. Stone Barrington is nearing his New York City abode when he stumbles into trouble. As it turns out, a new client is in danger—and with both business and the
Foul Play
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Beverly Scudamore
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-05-04 - Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

Remy and Alison play on rival soccer teams. When Remy finds out Alison has a special plan to beat Remy's team in the tournament, she becomes convinced that Alison will sabotage her team's players.

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