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Simon Barnes continues his challenge to how we think about sport, discussing beauty.

Continuing his series challenging how we think about sport, Simon Barnes makes the case for beauty in sport.

Simon asks how an appreciation of beauty can translate into a love for football and how Roger Federer achieves art in the pursuit of victory on the tennis court. He explores the complex relationship between victory and beauty, and talks to Permi Jhooti, Britain's first Asian professional footballer, about her work as an artist depicting beauty in sport, and hears why she thinks sport offers her a unique ability to show the depth of her feeling.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

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