Deaths in Sport on April 26

  • 1932 Bill Lockwood, English cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 7/71, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), dies at 64
  • 1944 Violette Morris, French athlete & spy for Nazi Germany, dies at 51
  • 1958 Joe Small, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies at 65
  • 1982 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 86
  • 1991 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 63
  • 2014 Sandro Lopopolo Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960), dies at 74
  • 2021 Dick Mann, American motorcycle racer (A.M.A. Grand National C'ship 1963, 71; Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998), dies at 86
  • 2021 Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960, 64; discus 1960, 64), dies at 83
  • 2022 İsmail Ogan, Turkish freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 78kg 1964, silver 1960), dies at 89