From as long as sport has been played, it has always evoked great passion and emotion. Human error will always be a factor but nothing infuriates fans like officiating blunders and blatant cheating. And nothing arouses curiosity and unabated feeling more than circumstances so unusual that nobody is quite sure how the moment will be resolved. Welcome to a captivating journey through some of the greatest sporting controversies in history.
My name is Dave Tomlinson. I’m from New Zealand and now living in Brisbane, Australia. My life passions are travel, outdoor adventure, sport and writing.
I have travelled through over 50 countries and completed several long distance hikes including the epic Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia and Camino de Santiago in Spain. After writing the budget travel guide ‘Travel Unravelled’ I then documented my travel stories in ‘Around the World in 80 Tales’. I blog about my travel and assist other travellers on my Step Ahead Travel website. It’s my dream to eventually travel 100 countries and go to every continent on the planet.
My first sports book ‘Days of Miracle and Wonder’ was inspired by Australian speed skater Steven Bradbury winning gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics. It describes 25 of the most incredible sporting victories brought about by amazing comebacks and painful chokes. This has now been followed by ‘Unlevel Playing Fields’ which tells the dramatic story behind 25 of the greatest sporting controversies.
Books by Dave Tomlinson
The thrill of victory, agony of defeat and human drama of competition are the fundamental allure of sport. Its glorious unpredictability is truly captivating and nothing captures our imagination more than a contest which suddenly comes alive after the result appeared to be a foregone conclusion. Whether it's the anguish of a choke or the brilliance of a comeback, Days of Miracle and Wonder captures these moments and tells the unique stories behind 25 of the most incredible sporting victories.
80 Stories, 25 Countries, 5 Continents, One Heck of a Ride! A journey of captivating true travel stories from that will inspire, amuse and amaze. This fascinating kaleidoscope of people, places, food and culture brings to life the colourful experiences of travelling the world on a budget!