La Gazzetta dello Sport
La Gazzetta dello Sport is an Italian daily newspaper that deals exclusively with sports . The Gazzetta is published by the RCS MediaGroup , which also owns the Corriere della Sera . It is not only the sports newspaper with the highest circulation in Italy, but also the second oldest in the world (after the sports world). It also stands out visually from the competition, because all sides are pink . The focus is on football , Formula 1 and cycling . The editorial team has always been in Milan .
The average circulation is 630,000, on Mondays it is even 825,000 because of the coverage of the Serie A games on weekends. The largest circulation achieved so far was 2.30 million - after the national team's world championship title at the 2006 World Cup . This edition was reprinted twice, both in the afternoon of the day of publication and in the evening (the latter appeared the following day).
The first edition of the Gazzetta appeared on April 3, 1896, a few days before the start of the Olympic Games in Athens . The first directors were Eugenio Camillo Costamagna and Eliso Rivera. The Gazzetta emerged from the merger of Costamagna's newspaper La tripletta ( Three Gates ) and Rivera's Il ciclista ( The Cyclist ). The newspaper was printed on lime green paper until 1900, when the publisher decided on Rosa.
Right from the start, cycling was one of the main focuses: The newspaper organized Italy's first cycling races , including the Lombardy Tour (1905), Milan – Sanremo (1907) and the Giro d'Italia (1909). Since 1931, the overall first of the Giro has been wearing the Maglia Rosa , the pink jersey, and thus serves as an advertising medium for the newspaper. To mark the centenary of the newspaper, the Italian Post issued a special postage stamp in 1996 . The newspaper was close to Italian fascism very early on ; Sports leaders in the fascist era of Italy, such as Lando Ferretti, were recruited from among their editors .
Since 1978 the editorial staff of the daily newspaper has been voting under the title “Referendum Gazzetta” or “Gazzetta Sports Award”, Italy's athletes and teams of the year and the world athletes and teams of the year.
- 1896 - Eugenio Camillo Costamagna , Eliso Rivera
- 1898 - Eugenio Camillo Costamagna, Roderico Rizzotti
- 1902 - Eugenio Camillo Costamagna
- 1913 - Arturo Mercanti, Edgardo Longoni
- 1914 - Ugo Toffaletti, Vittorio Varale
- 1922 - Emilio Colombo
- 1923 - Emilio Colombo, Adolfo Cotronei, Lando Ferretti, Armando Cougnet, Ermete Della Guardia, Pietro Petroselli
- 1924 - Emilio Colombo
- 1936 - Bruno Roghi
- 1943 - Ugo Toffaletti, Armando Cougnet
- 1944 - Emilio Colombo, Luigi Ferrario
- 1945 - Bruno Roghi
- 1947 - Emilio De Martino
- 1949 - Giuseppe Ambrosini
- 1950 - Giuseppe Ambrosini, Gianni Brera
- 1954 - Giuseppe Ambrosini
- 1960 - Giuseppe Ambrosini, Gualtiero Zanetti
- 1961 - Gualtiero Zanetti
- 1973 - Giorgio Mottana
- 1975 - Remo Grigliè
- 1976 - Gino Palumbo
- 1983 - Candido Cannavò
- 2002 - Pietro Calabrese
- 2004 - Antonio Di Rosa
- 2006 - Carlo Verdelli
- 2010 - Andrea Monti
- Online version: gazzetta.it (Italian)
- Sports world. sportverlag.de, accessed on June 11, 2015 .
- In festa anche la Gazzetta dei record on gazzetta.it, accessed on July 11, 2006 (Italian)
- Arnd Krüger : Sport in Fascist Italy (1922-1933). In: Giselher Spitzer , Dieter Schmidt (Hrsg.): Sport between independence and external determination. Festschrift for Hajo Bernett. Pedagogical and historical contributions from sports science. P. Wegener, Bonn 1986, ISBN 3-921285-50-X , pp. 213-226; Felice Fabrizio: Sport e fascismo. La politica sportiva del regime, 1924-1936 (= Presente e imperfetto. NS 11, ). Guaraldi, Rimini et al. 1976.