Think you know all about sport? Think again. The Rough Guide to Cult Sport takes the armchair sports fan on a beguiling world tour exploring the maverick, the bizarre and the deliriously obscure parts of the sporting universe. It recalls the players, games and moments in all sports which have excited the greatest passions from the dawn of the Olympics to the present day. You’ll find sections on the top twenty cult sports from baseball to sumo, angling to ultimate frisbee; cult legends, from female grand prix driver Hellé Nice to Mexican wrestling star Mil Máscaras; around the world in 80 sports, from bog snorkelling, bun climbing and ostrich racing to pumpkin throwing; plus all the shocks, conspiracies and scandals that have rocked the world of sport over the years.
With all this, plus the strangest sports statistics you’ll ever find, The Rough Guide to Cult Sport is the ultimate tribute to the weird and wonderful world of sport.