Category Archives: sport

Stronger Spain leave Italy disappointed

Most of Italy fell silent as the national football team were thrashed 4-0 by Spain in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev last night. High hopes were pinned on the side after a convincing win against Germany in the semi-finals. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Cycling

I’ve often said that politics comes into everything in Italy, although it must also be said that sport and politics are often frequent yet uneasy companions. This week’s cycle race Giro della Padania in (northern) Italy is proof of both. … Continue reading

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Belgian cyclist dies in Giro

Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt (pic left) was fatally injured yesterday during the third day of the Giro d’Italia, Italy’s annual cycling race. The 26 year old suffering fatal head injuries after crashing 20 metres to the road below while descending … Continue reading

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Changing room cameras for SkyCalcio

In another effort to go one up on the competition and gain new subscriptions, satellite broadcaster SkyItalia has announced a new feature for a more “complete” football match coverage this year: cameras inside team dressing rooms. Nothing “Big Brother” about … Continue reading

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Italian manager/coach updates

Chelsea manager/trainer Carlo Ancelotti became the first Italian coach to win the Premier League last weekend as his team thrashed Wigan 8-0 to beat Man Utd. to the top. Ancelotti is also set to take the Londonclub to the ‘double’ … Continue reading

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Ballerini dies in crash

The Italian national cycling team coach Franco Ballerini died on Sunday following a car crash during an amateur rally race in Larciano near Florence. 45-year-old Ballerini was taking part as a navigator in a rally early Sunday when his car … Continue reading

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Rugby team off to a decent start

Italy’s national rugby team started the Six Nations tournament yesterday with their match against Ireland.  Despite a 29-11 defeat the Italian team put up an excellent fight and look good to do well this year. Italy have been partecipating in … Continue reading

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