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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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From Match Fixing to Murder: 101 Sporting Encounters with the Law


ISBN13: 9781909534544
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781899807680
Published: October 2015
Publisher: SportsBooks
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £12.99



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Officials of football's world governing body, FIFA, are arrested in dramatic dawn raids in Switzerland and America. Sport has, once again, encountered the law.

From Match Fixing to Murder looks at 101 diverse cases involving sport or sporting personalities that have ended up before courts or tribunals: from the 'body in the trunk 'murder by a former Wimbledon finalist to the fixing of baseball's 1919 World Series; from a transsexual tennis player seeking to play in the women's singles at the US Open to a wife's claim in the divorce courts that 'golf was his mistress'.

Written in an entertaining style for the general sports fan, the book includes football's Eric Cantona, Bobby Moore and John Terry; Tony Greig and Ian Botham from cricket; golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy; Lewis Hamilton from motor racing; jockeys Lester Piggott and Kieren Fallon; rugby's JPR Williams; and cyclist Lance Armstrong. All have contributed, some reluctantly, to the history of sporting encounters with the law.

Subjects:
Sports Law