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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.

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.

Shows like Spinning Out: Shows for Female Athletes

These documentaries, reality shows and dramas span the gamut of sport--including soccer, gymnastics, basketball, skating, and cheerleading--but all feature amazing female athletes.

Female Athlete Documentaries

We definitely need a Title IX for sports documentaries, which have historically focused almost exclusively on male athletes--fortunately that is starting to change with some excellent recent docs featuring women athletes.

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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