The Christmas and New Year period brings with it plenty of live sports, but if that’s not quite enough to fill Managers and Coaches time relaxing and recharging the batteries, then here’s just some of our team’s top TV picks for sports fans. There are some great new shows and some oldies, but goodies too!  

Merry Christmas… and happy watching! 

14 Peaks

Follow the fearless mountaineer Nimsdai Puja as he embarks on a quest to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre peaks in just seven months. Seemingly impossible? Find out.

Watch now: Netflix

The Last Dance 

If you haven’t seen this yet, then you really should! This docuseries gives a true insight into basketball legend Michael Jordan’s career and the 1990s Chicago Bulls legacy. Packed with unaired footage from the 1997-98 season and starring Jordan himself alongside other basketball stars such as Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen, this is one behind-the-scenes look you won’t want to miss. 

Watch now: Netflix 

Untold: Breaking Point 

Find out more about world-class tennis pro Mardy Fish’s career and how the pressure to continue his winning streak affected his mental health, changing his life both on and off the court.  

Watch now: Netflix  

All or Nothing – multiple series 

These behind the scenes documentaries follow the journey of various sports teams from Tottenham Hotspur to Juventus and the New Zealand All Blacks to The Dallas Cowboys.   

Watch now: Amazon Prime  

The Rescue 

Hitting world news in 2021, see the extraordinary rescue mission of twelve boys from the junior Thai football team from a flooded Thai cave.  

Watch now: Disney Plus

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In 

A moving documentary sees Sir Alex Ferguson share details of his life and career with his son whilst recovering from a brain haemorrhage. A celebration of one of football’s most remarkable careers!  

Watch now: Amazon Prime 

F1: Drive to Survive 

Season 3 is the latest release, and there are 10 great episodes to watch. And if you haven’t seen season 1 or 2 yet, then you have 30 episodes of pure F1 to catch up on. 

Watch now: Netflix 

100 Foot Wave  

Pro-surfer Garrett McNamara sets out to achieve a life-long dream of riding a 100-foot wave – and you can follow his attempts in this 6-part series.  

Watch now: Sky Documentaries 

These are just a few of the fantastic sporting documentaries out there on streaming platforms at the moment. Hopefully, there are enough to get you through to January! 

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