What is a sport? Is it a physical and mental activity, practiced to improve one's health and to enjoy oneself? Or is it a show by specialised professionals in this entertainment field? This illustrated original volume answers these and other questions. Looking through spectacular pictures at all aspects of modern sports activity, it outlines the portraits of the greatest champions in the various disciplines, covers the most practiced and the extreme sports and illustrates the world that turns around the competitive world of sport. It also describes the main sporting events, above all the Olympic Games, where the original spirit of competition and competitive spirit expresses itself at the highest level.
Valeria Manferto De Fabianis is the series editor. She has a great passion for trips and nature, she collaberated to the making of television documentaries and of various reports for the most prestigious specialized Italian reviews; furthermore, she edited the draft of the texts of several photographic volumes. Elio Trifari has been a journalist and editor at the Gazzetta dello Sport since 1973. As the paper's chief sports reporter he attended the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976 and covered athletics and the Olympic Games until 1982. In 1989, Trifari became the Gazetta dello Sport's managing editor.