Get Ready for Pan Am Soccer with John Doyle May 28th

May 25, 2015 | Richard

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 One World. One Game.

The World is a Ball: the Joy, Madness, and Meaning of Soccer

The expression "One World. One Game" pretty much sums up soccer's true meaning. As Toronto now prepares for the Pan Am Games, the city is about to become the World in One City.

John Doyle, author of The World is a Ball: the Joy, Madness, and Meaning of Soccer, will examine the context of the Pan Am Games (July 10-26), the influx of athletes from Latin American and the Caribbean countries, and show us how soccer (football, fútbol, futebol) explains and illuminates this great city.

Mr. Doyle is the Globe and Mail's Television Critic. During his tenure, he also wrote extensively about soccer, by covering the World Cup 2002 in Korea/Japan, the Euro 2004 in Portugal, the World Cup 2006 in Germany, and the Euro 2008 in Austria/Switzerland. In addition, his articles on soccer have appeared in the U.K. Guardian and the New York Times.

Come up to the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library to have a look at our soccer books and magazines. Be it in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish, you can find it at the Toronto Reference Library!

Soccer in Sun and Shadow El futbol a sol y sombra World Class World Soccer Magazine 

Join us for this free event:

One World. One Game.
With John Doyle
Thursday May 28th, 2015
7:00 to 8:00 pm

Beeton Auditorium
789 Yonge Street
Toronto Reference Library