La Gazzetta dello Sport

La Gazzetta dello Sport is an Italian newspaper that focuses exclusively on sport. This journal is published by the RCS Media Group, which also owns the Corriere della Sera. Not only is it the largest circulation sports newspaper in Italy, but also the second oldest in the world (after the sports world ). Visually, it stands out from the competition, because all sides are pink. Focuses on football, Formula 1 and cycling. The editorial staff is always been in Milan.

On average circulation of 630,000, on Mondays because of the coverage of the games of the Serie A at the weekend even 825,000. The largest ever reached print run of 2.3 million - after the world title of the national team at the 2006 World Cup This edition was reprinted twice, both on the afternoon of the day of publication, as well as in the evening (the latter appeared on the following day ). .

The first edition of the Gazzetta released on April 3, 1896, a few days before the Olympic Games in Athens. The first directors were Eugenio Camillo Costa Magna and Eliso Rivera. Emerged was the Gazzetta from the merger of cost Magna newspaper La tripletta ("three gates" ) and Rivera Il ciclista ( " The cyclist "). By 1900 the newspaper was printed on lime green paper, then decided the publisher for Rosa.

Right from the beginning was the cycling one of the focal points: The newspaper organized the first Race of Italy, including the Tour of Lombardy (1905 ), Milan - Sanremo ( 1907) and the Giro d' Italia (1909). Since 1931, lies with the entire first Giro the Maglia Rosa, the pink jersey, and thus serves as an advertising medium of the newspaper. For the centenary of the newspaper, the Italian Post Office was in 1996, issuing a special stamp.


See also: Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport