Gazza's tears at Italia '90...Torvill and Dean's sweep of perfect sixes at the Winter Olympics in 1984...Aldaniti and Bob Champion riding to victory in the 1981 Grand National...Virginia Wade holding aloft the Wimbledon trophy in the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee...Mo Farah's European double gold. These are just some of the great sporting moments that have united, captivated and entertained Britain over the years. This book is a stunning visual record of the highs and lows from a century of sporting history. From Emily Davison throwing herself under the King's horse in 1913 through to world cup success in football and rugby, and Ashes victories, there are tales of soaring triumphs, awe-inspiring achievements and shocking defeats, as well as more poignant times from over decades of sporting endeavour. Who could be more fitting to introduce this delightful book than sports presenting legend Desmond Lynam OBE? Throughout his remarkable career, Des has presided over some of the most momentous events in sporting history, from countless Wimbledon tournaments to classic football internationals.
His insightful introduction provides an enthralling overview of the highlights from "Brtiain's Sporting Memories". Whether you are a football aficionado, one of cricket's barmy army or simply an armchair sports fan, there will be something within these pages to entertain and enthrall you.