Through the wind and rain
Despite poor performances, inflated ticket prices and greedy stars, sports fans stand by their team. Saffy Rushworth takes a look at what makes them tick
We have been spoilt for choice with sport this summer. There is Wimbledon, Euro 2004, and the Olympic Games lined up for August. For fans of sport it means an endless array of sporting events to choose from. Will Tim Henman become the first English man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936? Will hot favourite France retain the European Championship trophy in Portugal? And will the United States dominate the Olympic Games once again?
The world's eyes have been securely fixed on sport as a means of entertainment for many years, and the reasons have been varied. Maybe it is down to the dedication which the athletes show to their sport or maybe it is because when the football season starts we develop such feelings of hope and expectation for our team or maybe we just love the excitement of a competitive tournament and the fact it brings