General Outstanding Sports Writing Award 2020

  • Sports Book Awards Outstanding Sports Writing

    Winner
    Mind Games

    An authoritative exploration of the psychology of elite sport, written by Olympic silver medallist and respected sports journalist Annie Vernon. Drawing on her personal experiences and interviews with professionals from across the world of sport, Annie …

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  • Sports Book Awards Outstanding Sports Writing

    Shortlisted
    Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

    By the acclaimed American sports writer Rick Reilly, Commander in Cheat is an outrageous indictment of Donald Trump’s appalling behaviour when it comes to golf – on and off the green – and what it reveals about his character. As Reilly writes, ‘golf is …

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  • Sports Book Awards Outstanding Sports Writing

    Shortlisted
    The Stories of Cricket’s Finest Painting

    Kent v Lancashire 1906 is the story of a remarkable painting, commissioned at the height of cricket’s golden age. Jonathan Rice tells the story of the match depicted, of the painting’s creation and influence on sporting art. He traces the careers of th …

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  • Sports Book Awards Outstanding Sports Writing

    Shortlisted
    Mind Game

    Professional golf is the most remorseless of sports, unique in the complexity of its demands. Technical perfection must be produced in short, concentrated bursts of synchronised movement. Huge mental strength is required. Why, then, do we know so littl …

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  • Sports Book Awards Outstanding Sports Writing

    Shortlisted
    In Sunshine or in Shadow

    At the height of the Troubles, Gerry Storey ran the Holy Family gym from the IRA’s heartland territory of New Lodge in Belfast. . In the immediate aftermath of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, Storey would also visit the Maze prison twice a week to train the i …

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  • Sports Book Awards Outstanding Sports Writing

    Shortlisted
    Position of Trust

    The brave and moving account by football’s first whistle blower, breaking the silence on the scandal of sexual abuse in youth clubs and junior teams. A compelling and relevant story of the dark secret at the heart of football and another chapter in the …

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