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David Goldblatt is the author of the World Football Yearbook and The Ball is Round: a Global History of Football ('A tour de force of brilliant writing, historical colour and sporting vignette' Observer). He writes the Sporting Life column in Prospect magazine, teaches the sociology of sport at the University of Bristol, and broadcasts regularly on the politics of sport for BBC Radio 4. Johnny Acton is a writer who specialises in digging up obscure nuggets of information and making complex subjects accessible. He has written books on everything from pickling food (Preserved with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) to the history of balloons (The Man Who Touched the Sky).

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The one book you have to read for London 2012

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David Goldblatt is the author of the World Football Yearbook and The Ball is Round: a Global History of Football. He writes the Sporting Life column in Prospect magazine, teaches the sociology of sport at the University of Bristol, and broadcasts regularly on the politics of sport for BBC Radio 4. Johnny Acton is a writer who specialises in digging up obscure nuggets of information and making complex subjects accessible. He has written books on everything from pickling food (Preserved with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) to the history of balloons (The Man Who Touched the Sky).

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the perfect event-by-event primer for sport's biggest occasion * Independent * those planning Olympic spectatorship in 2012 will not find a better vade mecum than How to Watch the Olympics, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton's crisply informative guide to all 29 sports in next summer's games * Observer * a handy and witty guide to the finer points of competition * Independent on Sunday *

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