Guerin Sportivo

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The Guerin Sportivo is an Italian sport magazine. Founded in 1912 in Turin, it is published every month and is the oldest sport magazine in the world.

The title and the logo, depicting a medieval knight throwing a javelin, are inspired by the lead character in Andrea di Barberino's chivalric romance Il Guerrin Meschino ("The Wretched Warrior"), written in 1410.

Originally, it was printed on green paper, whence the popular nickname verdolino, and also housed satyrical panels. Characters used in his panels by artist Carlin (a zebra for Juventus, a female wolf for Roma, a devil for Milan and others) inspired most of the symbols of Italian sides used today. In the mid-1970s Guerin Sportivo moved from newspaper to magazine format, starting to include a greater number of photos. Since its origins, most of the concern was devoted to soccer, other sports being given less detail. Since the 1990s virtually all pages are dedicated to soccer.

Journalists who worked for the magazine include Gianni Brera, Indro Montanelli, Giorgio Tosatti, Darwin Pastorin, Carlo Nesti, Mario Sconcerti, Stefano Disegni and Rino Tommasi.

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