The Penguin Book of South African Sports Trivia

The Penguin Book of South African Sports Trivia

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David O'Sullivan and Kevin McCallum are passionate about sport. They are fascinated by its vivid characters, heart-stopping moments and its endless drama. Over years of watching, reading and reporting on great sporting events, they have amassed a wealth of knowledge. After much deliberation, debate and pursuit of famous sports stars for personal anecdotes, they have produced this book: a fascinating collection of trivia and behind-the-scenes stories about South African sport over the years. The Penguin Book of South African Sports Trivia is the perfect companion for sports fanatics or people who just want to show off in front of their sports-mad mates.
Do you know: which one-eyed Norwegian captained the South African cricket team; why Percy Montgomery punched Butch James before the Rugby World Cup in 2007; how Thabo Mbeki was responsible for the first loss the West Indian cricket team suffered on their tour of England in June 1966; which kwaito star has a father famous for his exploits in showjumping; how Madonna helped to kick-start Gary Kirsten's international cricket career; what Jomo Sono did during his wedding reception; why Pieter Hendriks' try in the opening match of the 1995 Rugby World Cup should never have been awarded. Find out the answers to these questions and hundreds more to impress your friends with your extraordinary knowledge of South African sport.
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  • Electronic book text | 196 pages
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • 0143027344
  • 9780143027348

About David O'Sullivan

David O'Sullivan has worked in radio journalism since 1982 with Capital Radio, Talk Radio 702 and as the Southern Africa correspondent for radio news networks around the world. He currently hosts the Afternoon Drive Show on Talk Radio 702 and is a TV presenter on SABC Sport. David won the radio category at the SAB Sports Journalists of the Year Awards in 2000, and was a finalist in the TV category in 2004. He won several international awards for his 1992 coverage of the Bisho massacre. As a news and sports journalist, David has covered most of the momentous political and sporting events in South Africa over the past 26 years. The release of Nelson Mandela, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the 1995 Rugby World Cup and the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations are some of his highlights. He is married to Jacqui and they have one son, Michael. David wrestles sharks in his spare time and is often found base jumping off low buildings in Hillbrow. Okay, so the last sentence isn't true. Kevin McCallum has been the chief sports writer of The Star since 2000 and a journalist for almost two decades. A former sports editor of The Sunday Independent and the Saturday Star, McCallum has travelled extensively covering South African sport, including three Rugby World Cups, two Olympics, three Paralympics, Springbok tours, the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Tour de France and the 2004 announcement in Zurich that South Africa had won the bid to host the 2010 World Cup. His weekly column in The Star and on is one of the longest-running and most popular in South Africa. A multiple award-winner and nominee, Kevin has twice won SAB Sports Columnist and Feature Writer of the Year (2001, 2002) and the prestigious overall award, the SAB Sports Journalist of the Year (2002).
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