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Dominic Hobson: Sport is a Zero Sum Game

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 August 2011

Writer and entrepreneur Dominic Hobson argues that organised, competitive sport damages - rather than builds - the character of players and spectators alike.

In common with war, Dominic condemns it as a zero sum game: what one side gains, the other loses: "Rich in triumphalism, disdain and pride".

"I still recoil in horror from the behaviour of the parents, let alone the players, when my oldest son played for a youth football team in south London," he says.

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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