‘You sacrifice your life for it,” Phil Taylor says on a gloomy late afternoon in Stoke.
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Phil Taylor defeated Michael Van Gerwen to lift the Sid Waddell trophy and become 16-time champion of the world on New Years Day. But is the sport often maligned for its athletic aptitude becoming more the peoples game than football?
Phil Taylor regained his PDC world championship crown at Alexandra Palace in front of a boisterously unbound New Year's Day crowd, a 16th title confirming Taylor's status as the definitive champion not just in the modern pay-TV era but in the history of competitive darts.
Which five sports would Team GB expect medals from if they were included at the Olympiad?