Sport & Adventure

FIFA’s Dirty Secrets

The half-hour programme saw investigative journalist Andrew Jennings look into allegations of corruption with FIFA, the world’s governing body of association football. Within the programme he alleged that three members of FIFA’s executive committee had been given bribes by International Sports and Leisure, a marketing partner of FIFA. The three men – Nicolas Leoz, Issa Hayatou and Ricardo Teixei

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Super Stadium

It’s not just the cool steel-ribbon gift wrapping that makes the new Arizona Cardinals stadium radically different; it’s everything, from the “Starchitect” design by Peter Eisenman, to North America’s first slide-out tray field, to the “pie-slice” construction method, engineered to keep costs to a trim $350 million. The NFL is betting that the Cardinals’ new home will help re-brand the woeful C

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David Beckham – A Footballers Story

2006 is a massive year for David Beckham. He has the chance, as captain, to lead England to World Cup glory in Germany. In the build up to the tournament that could mark the pinnacle of his career, Beckham talks to Tim Lovejoy in an exclusive documentary for ITV1 on his extraordinary journey to the top. Beckham looks back on his life, explaining how the skinny boy from Leytonstone grew up to be

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Here’s Hockey!

Featuring Jean Beliveau, this short film focuses on hockey from the inside out. Known as Canada's national pastime, this film demonstrates why hockey is such an exciting spectator sport. From east to west, the connection between fans and players is evident in the excited cries of "we've won!" From Pee-Wee to Bantam, from the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association to the big league pros, Here's Hocke

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Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with shadows is a documentary about the legendary WWF and WWE wrestler, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. This is about a man making it to the top and the human cost: his father’s legacy on his shoulders, his brother’s pay-per-view death, his brother-in-law, The British Bulldog’s premature death, and Vince McMahon: the legendary owner of the whole sha-bang.

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Flamenco at 5:15

This Oscar®-winning short documentary is an impressionistic record of a flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada by two great teachers from Spain, Susana and Antonio Robledo. For a few weeks each year, in the depths of winter, senior students at the National Ballet School of Canada are treated to a style of dance that is unlike any other – flamenco.

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Marathon Challenge

How do you run 26.2 miles if you have trouble making it around the block? With good coach­ing, discipline, and lots of group support, as NOVA shows when it follows 13 generally sedentary people through a training regimen designed to prepare them for an ultimate test of stamina and endurance. Created in cooperation with the Boston Athletic Association®, which granted NOVA unprec­edented access to t

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GAEA GIRLS

GAEA GIRLS

"This fascinating film follows the physically grueling and mentally exhausting training regimen of several young wanna-be GAEA GIRLS, a group of Japanese women wrestlers. The idea of them may seem like a total oxymoron in a country where women are usually regarded as docile and subservient. However, in training and in the arena, the female wrestlers depicted in this film are just as violent as any

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Solo: Lost at Sea

In December 2006 Andrew’s first attempt to cross the Tasman Sea in a standard one-man kayak was aborted after two days due to trouble keeping warm inside the cockpit. Andrew’s second attempt began on 11 January 2007 and ended on 12 February when the search for his missing body was called off following the recovery of his partly flooded kayak on 10 February just 30 nautical miles short of his desti

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