Matthew Syed

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Full name: Matthew Philip Syed

Area of interest: Sport

Journals/Organisation: The Times

Email: matthew@msyed.freeserve.co.uk

Personal website: http://www.matthewsyed.co.uk

Website: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/profile/Matthew-Syed

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Representation: http://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/speaking

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About: Columnist and feature writer for The Times. He writes a Wednesday column on sport as well as penning reviews, opinion and interviews. He has won numerous prizes for his writing including Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards and Sports Feature Writer of the Year at the Sports Journalist Association Awards. More here

Education: Maiden Erleigh Comprehensive; Balliol College, Oxford: Politics, Philosophy and Economics MA

Career: Former table tennis champion, British no.1 1995/2004, three-times Commonwealth champion, twice Olympian (Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000); Managing director of MPS Consulting Ltd (a sports marketing company) and trustee of sports charity TTK Greenhouse

Current position/role: Sports columnist

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Broadcast media: Sports commentator for the BBC and Eurosport

Video: BBC Meet the Author - Matthew Syed - YouTube

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Awards/Honours: Sports Journalist of the Year, 2009 British Press Awards

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Other: Stood as Labour candidate for Wokingham in the General Election of 2001 against John Redwood

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  • Bounce: how champions are made OCLC619226573, Fourth Estate, June 2010

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Website: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/columnists/matthewsyed

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