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The Olympics and Pele

4th August 2016

Who will light the flame at the Olympics in Brazil tomorrow? The big money is on the ‘King of Football’, possibly Brazil’s greatest national treasure, Pelé. The International Olympics Committee has already, and quite rightly, honoured Pelé  twice this year. In June Thomas Bach, IOC president, awarded Pelé the Medal of the Olympic Order, the […]

Sportspages and John Gaustad

3rd August 2016

We were very sad to learn belatedly of the death of John Gaustad in June this year. John Gaustad was the visionary bookseller, who set up a treasure trove of sports books in Caxton Walk, off Charing Cross Road in London. It became a legendary book shop for sports fans, especially football fans. Gastaud called it […]

The 1954 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship

7th July 2016

The 1954 Wimbledon Tennis Championship was hugely significant for its two eventual champions: Male singles champion, Jaroslav Drobny and female singles champion, ‘Little Mo’ Maureen Connolly. 32 year old Drobny won his first and only Wimbledon title in 1954 after 11 previous, unsuccessful attempts. He also won the competition as an Egyptian citizen, the only Egyptian citizen to […]

Wisden Dust Jackets

Wisden Dust Jackets

In 1965 Wisden produced its first distinctive yellow dust jacket for the hardback Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Many horrified traditionalists promptly threw them away, which makes a 1965 hardback WITH original dust jacket covetable today. In 2003 Wisden issued traditional dust jackets as an option to the photographic dust jackets issued with the hardback Wisden from 2003 onwards. Sportspages is proud to be Wisden's official dust jacket supplier. All the jackets you order from us are official replacement dust jackets or original, traditional style ones.

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