With ‘Win’, we bring you writing about striving, sweating, cheating and betting. These are stories about dashed dreams and odd compulsions; valiant and timid attempts; big hits and near misses.
Jane Howard explores what fraud really means in the world of elite sport, Alex McClintock reflects on the psychological manipulation of pokie machines and Shannon Hick shares a tale of McDonald's workers on their own Olympic journey. And in the second of a new series of anonymous interviews, a casting producer for reality television divulges techniques for finding the perfect heroes and villains.
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