Articles by Benjamin Markovits
Benjamin Markovits / December 10, 2019
They are unimaginably distant figures whose reigns and lives still somehow revealed something about our own
I've written several novels about athletes—writing about winning and losing is the most difficult part
The idea that objective reality will help people come to some kind of agreement is nice—but flawed
Who’s the best worst player you can get?
I'll be cheering on Tiger Woods at the Open—and so will you
In sport the only thing that works is constant, relentless, completely excessive effort and concentration. And sometimes that doesn’t work either
Benjamin Markovits / May 8, 2019
Watching sport is like eating fibre—it does no harm and it cleans out the system
Best to watch, best to play, the sport that draws the best talent, which people are best at—it's tricky to decide which sport is "best"
Sports provide a case study in what happens when we prioritise ourselves—or the team
Benjamin Markovits / January 31, 2019
Athletes don't find it easy to give up their sport—you have a lot of life left