As much as we know you’d like to spend every waking minute following plays and tallying points and yelling at the referee, there’s always some dead point during the weekend when there’s no sport on TV and the weather’s too poor to risk a kick-about outside – at which point, what better substitute activity than to read a rollicking novel about sport, eh? So, for every armchair fan and every player consigned to the bench, here’s ten diverse titles to get you started.
We might not all be world-renowned athletes like the people on this list, but that doesn’t mean their achievements can’t inspire us to strive for greatness. These words of wisdom can be applied to all aspects of our lives, whether it’s finishing our first marathon or simply getting through a rough day.
If you want some advice on how to win at life, you’ll find it in these 22 quotes from the people that do motivation best. Read on and start winning!
It’s been four long years, but now the wait is finally over. The 2014 World Cup has kicked off and we’re already gripped by football fever. To get you even more pumped for the footballing feast gracing our screens, we’ve gathered the good, the bad and the ugly World Cup records. Want to know the fastest sending off or who scored the most goals in a single game, read on!
Most appearances and most World Cup wins
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Brazil hold the record for taking part in the most World Cup tournaments with 19 appearances. They also have the most wins, with five World Cup victories under their golden belts.
The London Olympics was jam packed with heart-pounding moments, but Great Britain’s Mo Farah winning, first the 10 000 metres and then the 5000 metres, has to take the gold for sheer exuberance. If you’re ever feeling down just watch Mo’s finishing-first-face, in the meantime enjoy the wonderful Mo running away from things memes, created by the Interwebs to celebrate a truly happy (and incredibly fast) Olympic legend.
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