Sporting Chapters

Last Updated: 14/03/13 12:08pm

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Tom Daley rose to fame as Britain's youngest competitor at the 2008 Olympics.

He subsequently won two golds at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and bronze in the individual 10m platform at London 2012.

In this week's Sporting Chapters he talks about his new book called 'My Story', which explains:

- How he began diving at the age of seven, the injuries he has sustained since and what it felt like to team up with his diving hero Pete Waterfield

- How the Beijing Games stood him good stead for London 2012 and what, if anything, he remembers about his bronze-medal performance

- What it's like to live in the public eye, how he overcame his bullying and how losing his Dad gave him a motivational push in training

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Tony Cottee

Tony Cottee's bid to buy West Ham is chronicled in his book - Tony Cottee: West Ham The Inside Story.

Find out how in 2005 the former West Ham, Everton and Leicester forward formed a consortium that he hoped would take over the Upton Park and how close he came to fulfilling his goal.

Cottee also gives his frank and passionate view on West Ham's proposed move to the Olympic Park and discusses what he makes of the David Gold and David Sullivan era, as well as detailing his future aspirations.

Gary Neville

Former England defender turned Monday Night Football pundit Gary Neville talks about his current role as England coach in his autobiography 'Red'.

Gary also reflects on his England career, including the moment he entered the England dressing room for the first time at Euro 96, and discusses the impact that Sir Alex Ferguson has had on his career.

Plus, find out what it is really like to work as a pundit for Sky Sports.

Greg Searle

Olympic rower Greg Searle talks about his career in-depth and his new book If Not Now, When?.

The 40-year-old rewinds the clock to 1992 when he won gold in the Coxed pairs alongside his brother Jonny and cox Garry Herbert at the Barcelona Olympics.

He also discusses how competing at the next two Olympics, in Atlanta and Sydney, could never quite live up to his first Games and he explains why he joined the British America's Cup team after the Sydney Olympics.

Sam Torrance

Former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance reflects on his golfing highs and lows, as jotted down in Out of Bounds: Legendary Tales from the 19th Hole.

The Scot had a glittering playing career, winning 21 times on the European Tour between 1976-98, finishing fifth at the 1981 British Open at Royal St George's and playing in eight Ryder Cups - sinking the winning putt in 1985.

Torrance also speaks about the late Seve Ballesteros and the impact his father Bob had on his career.

Paul Merson

Soccer Saturday analyst and former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson reflects on his battles with drink, drugs and gambling as he talks us through his book How Not to Be a Professional Footballer.

The 21-capped England international also reminisces on his early days as a youth-team player at Watford, his switch to the Gunners and how a trip to Bermuda culminated in him and Steve Bould being shunned by the rest of the Arsenal squad.

Merson explains how he managed to overcome his addictions, too, and about his current gig as a pundit with Sky Sports - which he describes as 'the second best job in the world'.

Leon McKenzie

Former Norwich striker Leon McKenzie discusses his book 'My Fight for Life', which takles his battles with depression, how he tried to take his own life during his time at Charlton and why he feels the PFA is not doing enough to support young players suffering from mental health problems.




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