The ultimate guide to sports, this book is the perfect reference for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 - an amazing year for sport. Discover the origins, rules, and key players for more than 200 sports - from equestrian sports, athletics and gymnastics to winter sports and extreme sports. Learn the key skills and tactics of the world's best competitors, along with the latest facts and statistics, including updated world and Olympic records. This fully revised edition includes fully up-to-date information on the rules and results for more than 200 of the world's greatest sports such as football, cricket, basketball and golf. It also offers an exciting overview of the hugely anticipated Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, along with coverage of all previous Olympics, and profiles every Olympic sport, including the new ones for Tokyo - baseball, softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding. The Sports Book is perfect for any sports buffs in need of an ultimate quick-reference guide, or anyone looking to top up their sports knowledge.
This is the ultimate armchair companion to practically every sport ever invented, put together with sports fantatic Ray Stubbs. Check out the rules, history, players and events for over 250 of the world's greatest sports: from basketball to bobsleigh, karate to korfball, and synchronised swimming to ski jumping. Stay ahead in the world of sport with the latest facts and figures from leading experts and governing bodies. And pick up the techniques and tactics of the world's best competitors. Plus get in training early with the special fact-filled feature on the Olympic Games.