Category Archives: Sports News

William Hill Sports Book of the Year – The longlist

Bloomsbury Spot are delighted to have two books longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Rob Steen’s Floodlights and Touchlines is a superb social history of sport and Bill Jones’s book Alone tells the story of the life … Continue reading

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World Congress of Cycling Science

Are Tour de France champions born or made? Should cyclists strength train? How can pain become gain? What are the real benefits of contemporary sports nutrition? And – bottom line – can sports science help make race winners? These are a … Continue reading

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Sports Calender: June

How is it June already?! Fortunately, there’s plenty of sport to help keep you entertained while you get over the shock of it almost being midsummer’s day… CRICKET 12th-16th First Test Match England v Sri Lanka 20th-24th Second Test Match … Continue reading

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Sporting Calender: April

Happy April, everyone. Hope you’ve all survived April Fools day. Who knew the Bloomsbury Sport’s ski trip to Holland was just a ruse?! Starting this month, Bloomsbury Sport will be aiming to keep you up to date with the month’s … Continue reading

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Wimbledon: A Spectator’s View

Guest post by Anna MacDiarmid, Specialist Editorial Intern With Wimbledon now over, and Britain’s Andy Murray declared the winner of the coveted golden trophy, I wanted to look back to the very beginning, and relive the events that occurred on … Continue reading

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Can you beat Bloomsbury Sport at Fantasy Cycling?

For 3 weeks of the year, every year, I become obsessed. The blinkers are on and all I can think about is the Tour de France. It truly is one of the greatest of tests of sporting endurance – of … Continue reading

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3 Bloomsbury Books Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards

Bloomsbury are proud to announce that we have three books on the shortlist for the British Sport Book Awards. The three books to be shortlisted are: Best Illustrated Book Coppi by Herbie Sykes Best New Writer Sit Down and Cheer … Continue reading

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Last night’s controversial red card decision – our expert referee speaks!

In light of the controversy surrounding the Manchester United v Real Madrid match last night and the sending off of Nani by referee Cuneyt Cakir, we asked Keith Hackett, author of You are the Ref: a Guide to Good Refereeing … Continue reading

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Top 10 Weird Sports (continued…)

Okay, we won’t keep you in suspense anymore. Here’s the second half of the top 10 wackiest and weirdest sports… (And don’t forget to click on the pics for action videos.) 5. Bog snorkelling Started in Wales in (surprise surprise) … Continue reading

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Top 10 Weird and Wacky Sports

We freely admit in Team Sport at Bloomsbury that we’ve published a fair few books on a plethora of sports from around the world, and there’s plenty more in the offing. But we got a-thinking about what weird and wacky … Continue reading

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