Abebe Bikila was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal, running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and again - wearing shoes this time - in Tokyo four years later. His story has never been told. Born in an Ethiopian village, Bikila joined the Imperial Guard of Emperor Haile Selassie, where his running career began. Following his spectacular victory at the 1960 Olympics , however, Bikila's life took..
Admired around the globe for his atheliticism, skill and fierce competitiveness, Leo Messi has already shattered scoring records at FC Barcelona and won numerous club trophies and international awards, including - for an unprecedented three years in a row - the title of the world's best player. Relying on original interviews with Messi, his friends and family, his team mates and even his favourite..
One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. Her 2009 Wimbledon title marked her eleventh career championship and is only the latest exclamation point in a life well and purposefully lived. From growing up in the tough, hardscrabble neigbourhood of of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on public tennis courts littered with broken glass and dr..