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On This Day In Sport

On This Day In Sport

By Ian Trent.

When was the four-minute mile first broken? Which team won the most premierships? Which stars of the field, course, or court share your birthday?

For lovers of sport, this updated, beautifully illustrated edition of On This Day In Sport is a must-read. Packed with facts and stats, this book paints a fascinating picture of sports through the ages, highlighting incredible triumphs and shattered records, as well as other events that were plastered across news headlines worldwide at the time.

Covering more than a century of events in sports as diverse as golf, tennis, cricket, baseball, basketball, swimming and football of every code, On This Day In Sport will equip any trivia nut or pub quizzer with everything he or she needs to know about sports, and will provide absorbing insights for readers who wish to dip in and out. Illustrated with colour photographs and designed for ease of reference, it is an essential companion for anyone interested in the highs, lows, broken records, and scandals that have rocked the sporting world, from the annals of history to the present day.


Ian Trent has been a sports journalist for many years, reporting across radio, television, and print media. In 1983, he coached an undefeated Australian women’s water polo team to a gold medal in the World Cup in Los Angeles, and another gold at the 1986 World Swimming Championships in Madrid. He is currently the first-grade and national league head coach for women’s water polo at Sydney University.

On This Day In Sport is available now.

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