Sunday Sport

Sunday Sport

The "Sunday Sport" is a British newspaper, printed by Sport Newspapers, which established itself in 1986 as a tabloid. It has printed plainly ludicrous stories, such as a double-decker London bus being found frozen in the Antarctic ice, or a World War II bomber found on the moon. Defenders of the paper point out that it is not intended to be taken seriously.

It was especially controversial not for its sporting content, but for its high quotient of softcore female nudity.

It has always had a salacious edge, mirroring "The Sun"'s page three, except spread across more of the pages. Since the departure of editor-in-chief Tony Livesey in August 2006, the paper has moved towards more showbiz content spiced with sex, glamour and unique humour. Most issues come with a free gift, whether it is free pints of lager, free downloads, free sex DVDs or even free tomato ketchup squeezy holders.

Its publisher is porn magnate David Sullivan. Advertising in the "Sunday Sport" was once the responsibility of Sullivan's protegee Karren Brady, who went on to become managing director of Birmingham City Football Club. The current editor is Nick Appleyard, appointed in September 2007. Previous editors have included Michael Gabbert and Paul Carter. It has a sister daily title, "The Daily Sport".

In recent years, the papers have had circulation difficulties as other publications mixing sex, humour, sport and news have launched and the Sport has come to be seen as outdated. The paper has revamped its content and attempted to reposition itself, aiming to be a tabloid "for men". Managing director of Sport Newspapers, Andrew Fickling, has said "We think there is an opportunity to take readers from the Star and The Sun, as those papers feminise." [http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/media/article2835833.ece]

The "Daily Sport" and "Sunday Sport" have helped launch the careers of many page 3 models, including Linsey Dawn Mckenzie, Solange Hop, Cherry Dee, Zoe Parker and dani thompson

External links

* [http://www.dailysport.co.uk Dailysport.co.uk] the official website (NSFW)
* [http://www.dailysport.mobi Dailysport.mobi] the official WAP site (NSFW)
* [http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article1219735.ece "You couldn't make it up: 'Sport' editor quits for BBC", The Independent, Aug 17, 2006]

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name = UK newspapers
title = National newspapers of the United Kingdom

group1 = Broadsheet
list1 = "The Daily Telegraph"· "Financial Times"· "The Sunday Telegraph"· "The Sunday Times"

group2 = Berliner
list2 = "The Guardian"· "The Observer"

group3 = Compact
list3 = "The Times"· "The Independent"· "The Independent on Sunday"· "The Morning Star"

group4 = Middle-market tabloids
list4 = "Daily Mail"· "Daily Express"· "The Mail on Sunday"· "Sunday Express"

group5 = Tabloids
list5 = "Daily Mirror"· "The Sun"· "The Daily Sport"· "Daily Star"· "Sunday Mirror"· "The People"· "News of the World"· "Sunday Sport"· "Daily Star Sunday"·"Polski Sun"·"Dziennik Polski"

group6 = London newspapers
list6 = "Evening Standard"· "Metro"· "thelondonpaper"· "City A.M."· "London Lite"· "Sport"· "The Londoner"· "Dziennik Polski"


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