Alan Smith … The Best Job in Fleet Street

Pictured in 1992 - (L to R) Brian Giles of the Daily Mail, Alan Smith from the Daily Telegraph and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo: Peter Hogan)

Alan Smith … The Best Job in Fleet Street Guest Post: Written by Louise Parkes Not too many people have been to 17 Olympic Games in their lifetime, but retired British journalist Alan Smith most certainly has. In a career that spanned 48 years he reported on no less than nine Summer and eight Winter Games along with all the major equestrian Championships between 1960 and 2008. “And I enjoyed every moment of it!”, he said when we spoke recently. His decision to call it a day after the Beijing…

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