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About Wray Vamplew

Wray Vamplew

Wray Vamplew is Emeritus Professor of Sports History at the University of Stirling and Global Professorial Fellow in the Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh. Currently he is writing Games People Played, a global history of sport for Reaktion Press and is General Editor for Bloomsbury’s six-volume Cultural History of Sport. He can be contacted at wray.vamplew@ed.ac.uk


Recent Posts by Wray Vamplew:
Galloping Ahead: The American Jockey Invasion The influence of the American riding style from Willie Simms

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There is no such person as a fat jockey If riders cannot do the weight then they do not have a job

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Not pushing their weight: Corruption in Sumo Results at some tournaments exposed corruption in the form of match-fixing.

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Winning by not playing to win The rules of a competition can tempt teams to 'throw' a match

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Dead Birds, Lengths of Rope and Olympic Medals The forgotten gold medallist Donald Mackintosh

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Queensberry Rules of boxing: OK or KO? How the Queensberry Rules transformed bareknuckle fighting

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