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Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen: Documentaries about Troubled Sports Stars

Documentaries about athletes and sports teams fighting demons, including mental health issues or addiction, that sometimes lead to disgrace, and in some cases followed by redemption.

Best Sports Documentaries

A round-up of some of the highest-rated documentaries from across the sporting world--you can only rewatch The Last Dance so many times.

Biggest Sporting Rivalries

Hunt/Lauda, Mayweather/Pacquiao, Wycombe Wanderers/Colchester United. The kind of rivalries which define eras of the sport.

30 for 30 Sports Documentaries

Bill Simmons said you get a great documentary when "you pick a story that hasn’t been fully explored yet, you throw yourself into it and you make it sing," and these documentaries sing by pairing great directors with passion projects about sports history. As a bonus, we've thrown in some other ESPN documentaries.

Best Running Documentaries

If you're looking for something to watch while recovering from a half marathon, these documentaries about running and runners will inspire, educate, and entertain.

The Olympics Documentaries

That time rolls around once every four years where tune into a bit of archery or synchronised diving. These olympic documentaries paint a behind the scenes picture of the mightiest competitors.

Sports Scandal Documentaries

From doping (think Lance Armstrong) to fixing games, these documentaries (and a few dramatizations) unpack some of the greatest scandals in sporting history.

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