Author(s): 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 edition of On This Day In Sport is a must-read volume. 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 the events that have plastered news headlines. Covering the last 120 years and more, across sports including golf, tennis, cricket, baseball, basketball, swimming and football of every code, On This Day in Sport will fully equip any trivia nut or pub quizzer, and 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 made the sporting world, from the annals of history to the present day.
Ian Trent has been a sports journalist for many years, reporting and commentating 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.