Opening His Legs and Showing His Class

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9781847329974: Opening His Legs and Showing His Class

And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class is one of the best-known sporting faux pas ever uttered by a commentator. Said in total innocence by Ron Pickering as Alberto Juantorena pulled away from the chasing pack on the way to a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games. Pickering's phrase has made it into comic commentary folklore and is the inspiration for this collection of hilarious sports quotes.

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Adrian Brady has spent a working lifetime immersed in words as a journalist and PR consultant. His years in sports journalism have seen Brady, a lifelong Spurs supporter, cover the football scene from Wembley and Old Trafford to Atlanta's Olympic Stadium, the Ajax Stadium of Amsterdam and the home of Columbus Crew in the USA. Brady has over the decades worked for a range of sports news agencies and publications including The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, and The Daily Telegraph.

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"That's the fastest time ever run - but its not as fast as the world record." (David Coleman) "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings." (Torrin Polk) "The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical." (Murray Walker) "Without being too harsh on David, he cost us the match." (Ian Wright) "Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious." (Charles Shackleford) "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." (Greg Norman)"

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