Destination Sport is your guide to one of the world's great obsessions: to the teams, the games, the venues, the histories and the personalities that all come together to form something amazing. Matches that freeze economies. Races that stop nations. Rivalries that stretch back through centuries. This is the world of sport, electrifying and fascinating, thrilling and endlessly revealing. You can't hope to understand a nation without understanding its pastimes and passions, and that, so often, is sport.
Organized into sections by world region, Destination Sport features a line-up of sports, events and sporting venues that are both familiar and obscure, from world-famous match-ups to little known quirks. There's also a focus on the world's best stadiums and a calendar of sporting events. This is the ideal book for sports lovers who want to understand the full gamut of sports around the world, watch them all on TV and perhaps even travel to join the locals in their passion. Illustrations by UK artist Paul Reid.
About the Author
Ben Groundwater is an award-winning Australian travel writer and broadcaster, who has been playing and watching sport since he could first walk. He's since become obsessed with sporting events and sporting culture around the world, attending everything from a Boca Juniors football match at La Bombonera to a stone-lifting tournament in a Basque Country plaza. Ben has previously authored two books, 5 Ways to Carry a Goat (2010, UQP) and Go Your Own Way (2019, Hardie Grant Travel).