Sport

London 2012: How well did the Italians do?
Friday, August 17TH, 2012 by Francesca Bezzone
  After fifteen days of high and lows, tears and joys, the London 2012 Summer Olympics have finally come to a close last Sunday. What an emotional fortnight has been for sport fans all over the world! Truth is that, as usual and as expected, Team USA and China dominated the medals' count in all...
Italian tifosi
Monday, July 16TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Italian tifosi   Never ask about football to an Italian, or he will go on boasting about his favourite football team for hours.La tifoseria Italiana , Italian football supporters, are numerous and at times, a bit too fanatic, indeed. Tifosi sometimes forget what rationality is and their...
Italian soccer players that played in North America
Monday, September 19TH, 2011 by
Italian soccer players that played in North America     For decades the United States tried to have a legitimate and successful soccer league, but despite all the marketing and money invested, Americans seem to react rather coldly to what is still the most popular sport in the world. In the...
      2011 has been an historical season for Italian Serie A, as two major events broke a conservative and established system: the first wholly privately owned stadium was inaugurated and for the first time in the modern history of Italian Calcio, a foreign entity took over the ownership of a...
Valentino Rossi
Wednesday, March 09TH, 2011 by
Valentino Rossi (Photo from Wikipedia) Valentino Rossi is a name synonymous with excellence on the motorbike track. Born in 1979, Rossi is already a legend in his sport and has shown a great talent for handling motorbikes from a very early age. Rossi's true debut in the World Championship Class...
Giacomo Agostini
Thursday, March 03TH, 2011 by
Giacomo Agostini (Photo from motorspostretro.com) Giacomo Agostini is a legend in Italy for having won the most motorbike championships in history: a total of 15. These astonishing result arrived after winning 123 races. These numbers are doubly astonishing when one realizes that he raced in more...
Giovanni Trapattoni
Thursday, March 03TH, 2011 by
Giovanni Trapattoni (Photo from Wikipedia) Giovanni Trapattoni is a legend. He is the most successful club coach in history, once the coach of the Italian national team and now and now, at over 70 years of age, coaching the blossoming Irish National team, which he led to the Euro 2012 finals....
History of Italian "Calcio": 1900 to 1980
Friday, February 25TH, 2011 by
Scudetto Edoardo Bosio was a textile trader born in Turin in 1864. After receiving a diploma in accounting, Bosio went to work for a British company in the textile trade. While living in England the Italian was exposed to the British love of a sport called football (soccer) and, when he returned...
Carlo Ancelotti
Thursday, February 24TH, 2011 by
Carlo Ancelotti (Photo from Wikipedia) Carlo Ancelotti is one of the most gallant figures in Italian soccer. Born in Parma, he became a professional soccer player and exploded into the limelight while playing for Rome. After two major injuries Ancelotti was able to recover his full physical...
History of Italian "Calcio": 1980 to 2010
Wednesday, February 16TH, 2011 by
Diego Armando Maradona (Photo from <a href="http://www.veronello.com">www.veronello.com</a>) The decade of the 1980s began with two major shifts in Italian football: the opening up of the game to foreign players and a gambling scandal that rocked the nation. Serie A was...

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