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The Flying Norseman
How a form of travel and communication became one of the most popular sports in the world.
Henry Wilfrid 'Bunny' Austin (1906-2000)
In 1932 Austin was the first Englishman in 23 years to reach Wimbledon finals.
T.C. 'Dickie' Dodds (1919-2001)
Dodds opened the batting for Essex from 1946 to his retirement in 1959.
Doë Howard (1911-2007)
Wimbledon tennis champion and wife of journalist and writer, Peter Howard.
Up, up and Away!
Dr Bertrand Piccard, now preparing for his third attempt to fly around the world in a balloon, is a psychiatrist in Lausanne.
A Cricketer for the Oppressed
Sir Conrad Hunte, the West Indian international cricketer, given a state funeral.
Diabetes and the Turquoise Goddess
The Italian mountaineer, Marco Peruffo, was eight he was diagnosed with diabetes. 'At 15, I caught the bug of rock climbing'.
Who Won the Tournament?
For two days the coach wrestled with this and then went to the authorities...
A Whole New Ball Game
One of the two opening batsmen for the Masters in Barbados is Conrad Hunte
Strive to Win?
In those happy far-off days sport, in Britain at least, was still sport. Good sportsmanship seemed to prevail at that time.
Réflexion, Texte du livre
A Solitary Place
Christ's first recorded sermon expresses the same simplicity. 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Repent and believe.'