Ware, United Kingdom, November 04, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Richard Freeston-Clough has just published Sporting Revolutions, the second in a series of short books which focus on the changes in the sporting world over the last 30 years.
Richard commented: The past few decades have seen a huge globalisation of sport and the creation of enormous sporting brands which are forever seeking to reach out beyond their natural territory. Sports leagues and clubs have spotted the potential of emerging markets, particularly in the Far East and China which offer new opportunities to sell merchandise and secure eye watering broadcast deals. Fans are now spoilt for choice in terms of the choice of live sport from around the world on television or online, a far cry from the 1980s when only a handful of domestic football matches were available. We have witnessed an ‘Americanisation of sport’, with terms such as ‘franchising’ and ‘marquee signings’ becoming commonplace in sports fans’ vocabularies. But in many sports, the established superpowers are facing challenges from emerging sporting nations; the Americans’ pre-eminence in athletics and tennis may well be on the wane while cycling success is no longer the preserve of a limited number of European countries with Britain announcing itself as a cycling heavyweight in recent years. Sporting Revolutions describes the changing face of global sport over the past 30 years and it really is some journey.
Sporting Revolutions is available in Amazon’s Kindle Store at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sporting-Revolutions-Richard-Freeston-Clough-ebook/dp/B00O15R3GY/ref=asap_B00N27DH4E_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415036550&sr=1-1
About Richard Freeston-Clough
Richard Freeston-Clough is 33 years old. He grew up in Hertfordshire where he has lived almost all his life and lives in Ware with his wife Charlotte and baby daughter, Aurora. He studied Politics at the University of Sheffield and has worked in public relations for the last 10 years. He blogs at www.sorted4sport.co.uk and tweets at @sorted4sport.
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