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Vikki Orvice

Authored by: Steven Howard

Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138671874
eBook ISBN: 9781315616704
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315616704-31

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Abstract

Tribute three is to Vikki Orvice, a trailblazer for women journalists in the unforgiving world of tabloid sports. Stephen Howard, her long-time colleague as a writer for Britain's best-selling paper, The Sun, tells how she overcame the prejudices of the time, place and her profession to become their athletics correspondent, widely respected and liked by athletes and administrators alike. An unfailing supporter of women who followed her into the trade, she showed herself an equally resolute campaigner for cancer charities when struck with the disease that killed her at 56.

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