Category “Sport & Adventure”

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxer currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is well known for never having been beaten as a professional and is described as a money making machine. He is a five-division world champion, having won eight world titles and the lineal championship in three different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year, has won the Boxing Writer’s Association of America Fighter of the Year and the Best Fighter ESPY award five times. What a lot of people don’t know is Mayweather’s difficult childhood. He grew up...

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South Africa: The Party is Over

In June 2010 the eyes of the world were fixed on South Africa as it hosted the worlds largest international sporting event, the Football World Cup. It was billed as FIFA's most successful world cup to date and its president gave South Africa a nine out of ten. More over the tournament provided a month long break from the usual bad news about crime, corruption and property that has plagued the nation in recent years and gave ordinary South Africans a chance to bask in the limelight of this huge achievement. It is only now however, months after the World Cup has ended and the fans have...

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Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling

The dark side, beyond the wrestling ring. A shocking murder suicide, pro wrestlers dying young and allegations of drug abuse. In the fall of 2005 following the year he wore the championship belt, professional wrestler Chris Benoit was at the top of his game. In the ring with a body of an Adonis, he was slamming opponents, being slammed and putting on a show. Outside the ring the former WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment champion was quietly spinning into depression and in a sense documenting his own mental breakdown. This CNN documentary is about the deaths in professional wrestling and...

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Choke

The fight ends when someone quits or is knocked unconscious. Don't look to the referee for help. If you get into trouble, your opponent will break your elbow, knee you in the head, or choke you out. This isn't ancient Greece or Rome. This is Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, or New York. The time is now. Welcome to the world of no-holds-barred freestyle fighting...the fastest growing "sport" in the United States, Brazil, and Japan. CHOKE follows undisputed World Freestyle Fighting Champion Rickson Gracie as he prepares to defend his title in a one-night, single elimination tournament where the winner...

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Keith: Father, Trainer, Wrestler

Winner of a Regional Royal Television Society Award. Keith is a thirty minute human interest documentary about Keith Myatt, a professional wrestler for over twenty years whose career goal is to participate in the main event of 1 Pro Wrestling, the biggest wrestling promotion in...

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Icons of Wrestling

The word "legend" is thrown around loosely these days. In fact, someone who does something for a long time is now considered a "legend" at it... I guess we're all legendary walkers and talkers, right? But, only the TRUE greats are considered icons of their craft. This documentary series features documentaries on 6 stars that have gone beyond the ring and become icons of our business. Those individuals are: Abdullah the Butcher Antonio Inoki Hard Bodied Haggerty Iron Sheik Jimmy Valiant Lou Thesz plus more. These documentaries include exclusive interviews, rare footage, and a...

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Cycling’s Greatest Fraud

This one-hour special dissects the story of the science and scheming behind what's been called "the most sophisticated and successful doping scheme in all of sports". Piece together eyewitness testimonies and delve into the illicit science to discover how the USADA says the doping plot began and then mushroomed in its complexity. With new interviews from key members of his inner circle, see how Armstrong went to great lengths to protect his secret and his legacy, by using all the powers at his command to silence and attack critics, while assuring the public that his blood was as clean...

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Mountain Men: The Ghosts of K2

A BBC documentary which explores the history of climbing K2, the mountaineers mountain, from the early days to the summit with historical footage photographs & re-enactments. The episode features: Lino Lacedelli, Achille Compagnoni, Pete Schoening, Charlie Houston, Bob Bates, Ed Webster, Bill Putnam, Dudley Rochester, Bob Craig, George Bell, Tony Streather, Dee...

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Sumo on the Steppes

In the land of Ghenghis Khan, wrestling is a national sport and a 2,000-year-old tradition. 'Bokh', as it is known locally, features annually at tournaments across Mongolia. The biggest such event is the Nadaam Festival, which sees 40,000 wrestlers compete in provinces across Mongolia. The largest of the tournaments is held in the capital Ulaanbaatar, where 500 wrestlers battle it out to be crowned champion. There are no weight or height divisions in these competitions and fighters must outmaneuvre their opponent with an array of different moves. And with no time limits, the bouts can last...

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