A Sporting Lexicon

Five authors choose a word to suggest sporting endeavour.

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01Challenge20120625"We watch them with awe and astonishment. Years of training are culminating in a few minutes - sometimes in a few seconds - of tremendous endeavour..."

The travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron considers how we have to 'challenge' to achieve in the sporting world, and this was always so, right from ancient times..

Five authors choose a word to suggest sporting

endeavour and Colin Thubron muses on 'challenge'

Producer Duncan Minshull.

01Challenge2012062520130902"""We watch them with awe and astonishment. Years of training are culminating in a few minutes - sometimes in a few seconds - of tremendous endeavour...""

The travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron considers how we have to 'challenge' to achieve in the sporting world, and this was always so, right from ancient times..

Five authors choose a word to suggest sporting

endeavour and Colin Thubron muses on 'challenge'

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in June 2012.

""We watch them with awe and astonishment. Years of training are culminating in a few minutes - sometimes in a few seconds - of tremendous endeavour...""

The travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron considers how we have to 'challenge' to achieve in the sporting world, and this was always so, right from ancient times..

Five authors choose a word to suggest sporting

endeavour and Colin Thubron muses on 'challenge'

Producer Duncan Minshull.

""We watch them with awe and astonishment. Years of training are culminating in a few minutes - sometimes in a few seconds - of tremendous endeavour...""

The travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron considers how we have to 'challenge' to achieve in the sporting world, and this was always so, right from ancient times..

Five authors choose a word to suggest sporting

endeavour and Colin Thubron muses on 'challenge'

Producer Duncan Minshull."

01Challenge2012062520130902"""We watch them with awe and astonishment. Years of training are culminating in a few minutes - sometimes in a few seconds - of tremendous endeavour...""

The travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron considers how we have to 'challenge' to achieve in the sporting world, and this was always so, right from ancient times..

Five authors choose a word to suggest sporting

endeavour and Colin Thubron muses on 'challenge'

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in June 2012.

""We watch them with awe and astonishment. Years of training are culminating in a few minutes - sometimes in a few seconds - of tremendous endeavour...""

Colin Thubron muses on 'challenge'"

01Challenge2012062520130902"We watch them with awe and astonishment. Years of training are culminating in a few minutes - sometimes in a few seconds - of tremendous endeavour..."

The travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron considers how we have to 'challenge' to achieve in the sporting world, and this was always so, right from ancient times..

Five authors choose a word to suggest sporting

endeavour and Colin Thubron muses on 'challenge'

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in June 2012.

02Guile20120626"""The women's Olympic marathon is about to start...""

Kamila Shamsie stays up all night to watch a veteran runner in the Bejing Olympics of 2008 and how the runner used 'guile' to get her through. In fact, she went on to win the race and this was mainly due to guile, which has connotations with witchcraft."

02Guile20120626"""The women's Olympic marathon is about to start...""

Kamila Shamsie stays up all night to watch a veteran runner in the Bejing Olympics of 2008 and how the runner used 'guile' to get her through. In fact, she went on to win the race and this was mainly due to guile, which has connotations with witchcraft..

Five writers choose a word that suggests sporting endeavour,

and Kamila Shamsie thinks about 'guile'..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

""The women's Olympic marathon is about to start...""

Kamila Shamsie stays up all night to watch a veteran runner in the Bejing Olympics of 2008 and how the runner used 'guile' to get her through. In fact, she went on to win the race and this was mainly due to guile, which has connotations with witchcraft..

Five writers choose a word that suggests sporting endeavour,

and Kamila Shamsie thinks about 'guile'..

Producer Duncan Minshull."

02Guile20120626"The women's Olympic marathon is about to start..."

Kamila Shamsie stays up all night to watch a veteran runner in the Bejing Olympics of 2008 and how the runner used 'guile' to get her through. In fact, she went on to win the race and this was mainly due to guile, which has connotations with witchcraft..

Five writers choose a word that suggests sporting endeavour,

and Kamila Shamsie thinks about 'guile'..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

04Luck20120628"""The toss of a coin, the spin of a roulette wheel, the sense of caprice whenever England is playing at football..""

Matthew Syed considers how 'luck' is a huge factor in winning and not winning, and he recalls his own time as the UK's top table tennis player to back this assertion."

04Luck20120628"""The toss of a coin, the spin of a roulette wheel, the sense of caprice whenever England is playing at football..""

Matthew Syed considers how 'luck' is a huge factor in winning and not winning, and he recalls his own time as the UK's top table tennis player to back this assertion.

Five writer choose a word to suggest sporting endeavour,

and Matthew Syed thinks about the effects of 'luck'.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

""The toss of a coin, the spin of a roulette wheel, the sense of caprice whenever England is playing at football..""

Matthew Syed considers how 'luck' is a huge factor in winning and not winning, and he recalls his own time as the UK's top table tennis player to back this assertion.

Five writer choose a word to suggest sporting endeavour,

and Matthew Syed thinks about the effects of 'luck'.

Producer Duncan Minshull."

04Luck20120628"The toss of a coin, the spin of a roulette wheel, the sense of caprice whenever England is playing at football.."

Matthew Syed considers how 'luck' is a huge factor in winning and not winning, and he recalls his own time as the UK's top table tennis player to back this assertion.

Five writer choose a word to suggest sporting endeavour,

and Matthew Syed thinks about the effects of 'luck'.

Producer Duncan Minshull.