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The perfect view of Gordon Banks’ greatest save | Brief letters

Gordon Banks | Lynton Crosby | Sleep disruption | MasturbationWhile popular opinion would have it that the save that Gordon Banks made at the 1970 World Cup was the greatest ever (Pelé leads tributes to ‘a goalkeeper with magic’, 13 February), I unders…

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105-year-old French cyclist sets record – video

Robert Marchand set a new world record on Wednesday when he cycled 14 miles in an hour. The 105-year-old was cheered on by crowds in Paris and was emotional at the end of his challenge. But he admitted that he could have gone faster at the end but he hadn’t seen the sign telling him he only had ten minutes left

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105-year-old man sets record by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour

Frenchman Robert Marchand, who previously broke record in over-100s category, sets time in new over-105s class

A 105-year-old man has made history by cycling more than 14 miles round a track in an hour.

Robert Marchand set the first hour record in the over-100s category in 2012, then beat it himself two years later at the age of 102, when he covered more than 16 miles. While his distance in Wednesday’s ride was not as great as those two, the new over-105s category had been specially created for him to reflect the magnitude of his feat.

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Who are the ‘elderly white men’ ruining everything?

Five former executives have blamed the Football Association’s ‘elderly white men’ for blocking reform. It’s not the first time this demographic has taken flak recently

Name: Elderly White Men.

Age: Old.

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Who are the ‘elderly white men’ ruining everything?

Five former executives have blamed the Football Association’s ‘elderly white men’ for blocking reform. It’s not the first time this demographic has taken flak recently

Name: Elderly White Men.

Age: Old.

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From the archive, 24 October 1980: The age-old problem of football violence

An 82-year-old ‘hooligan’ lands Ledbury Town Football Club in serious troubleAfter 73 years free from the troubles that afflict Britain’s more notorious soccer teams, Ledbury Town Football Club faces closure because of the country’s oldest known footba…