A. The Games in Nagano are actually the XVIII Winter Olympics - so history is not ignored. The first Winter Games took place in Chamonix, France. Since then Olympic Winter Games were held every four years (apart from the non- events of 1940 and 1944). But there was only a two-year interval between the Olympics in 1992 in Albertville and 1994 in Lillehammer.
B Riezinger, Worthing
A. To answer my own question, I have belatedly realised that the Winter Games are correctly enumerated. It is the summer Olympic Games that have it wrong by including 1916, 1940, and 1944.
A Wolstenholme, Leeds
Q. Is Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch the best-selling sport book of all?
A. What is regarded as the best sports specialist book of all time is AJ Liebling's "The Sweet Science" - a boxing anthology. The book has been selling since the 1950s world-wide - and still is.
K Maguire, Batley
Q. I understand that the part-timers of Stevenage are paid pounds 200 per week. Who is the highest-earning non-league footballer?
T Mickleburgh, Grimsby
Q. After his century last Sunday is Pat Symcox of South Africa to be considered the best No 10 batsman ever or has another tailender fared even better?
E Gould, Middlesbrough
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