A new issue of Epoca is dedicated to the legends of sport, in the news-stand from June the 12th. This memorable Mondadori brand pays homage to enterprises and champions who fired the fantasy of generations of Italians, in times when sport still tasted of epic challenges.
With the upcoming Olympic games and the European championship on TV, Epoca takes a step back to the past, retrieving the most touching images and articles with which the magazine described the magical moments and lives of timeless athletes: Cassius Clay/Mohammed Alì, Pelé and Sivori, Coppi and Bartali, Rocky Marciano, Merckx, Gigi Riva and Gigi Meroni told by big names like Gianni Brera, Giuseppe Grazzini, Guido Gerosa and Livio Caputo.
In this special issue you can find the words of those who lived these emotions directly: like Louison Bobet, three times winner of the “Tour de France” who wrote for Epoca a moving memory of his friend Fausto Coppi; and captain Facchetti who explained the dynamics of the defeat against Brazil, in the final of the 1970 world championship to which Italy arrived after the legendary 4-3 with Germany. The “match of the century”, indeed, recalled by the photographic sequence of the seven goals and by the comments of Buffon, Albertini, but also of two “survivors” like Rivera and Mazzola. Roberto Beccantini on the other hand covers with competence and irony, the story of all the editions of the European soccer championship, from 1960 to 2008.
A special space is reserved for the editions of the Games which Epoca followed with a great deploy of photographers and big names, since Rome ’60, the Olympics with Cassius Clay, Nino Benvenuti and Abebe Bikila. In 80 pages, from Rome to Tokyo, from Mexico to the tragic edition of Munich ’72, the faces of unforgettable athletes such as Berruti, Pamich, Frazier, Fosbury, Mennea, Borzov and Mark Spitz unfold.
Epoca – The legends of sports will be available in all news-stand from June 12th at the cost of 7,90 Euros.