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ITALIAN LEGENDS OF BOXING

Boxing was once very popular amongst Italians and notably children of Italian migrants, who took to the sport as a way to build their confidence and self-defence skills. Many Italians punched their way to the top and made their mark in the boxing realm. We looked back on some of the most famous Italian boxers.

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Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

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25/11/2019

Events
Current affairs

THE ITALIAN'S GUIDE TO THE MELBOURNE CUP

One of the biggest horse races in the world, let alone Australia, the 2019 Melbourne Cup took place earlier this month. True to form, the race that stops the nation gave us plenty of action, drama and reasons to celebrate (especially if you backed the right horse!). (Above: Dunaden and Fiorente, 2013 Melbourne Cup - Photo by Chris Phutully)

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Segmento

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22/11/2019

Soccer
Sport

Diego Maradona - Worshipped and deposed by the city of Naples

Multi-award-winning British filmmaker Asaf Kapadia’s eye-opening new documentary on Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona draws a fascinating connection between Maradona and the city of Naples. Therewith a symbolic connection is also drawn between Argentina and Italy at large, but the interaction between the two is complex and fraught with challenges and is soon taken into a political realm ̶ sports a subject triggering a heavy socio-political discourse. (Photo Naples, Italy: Diego Maradona by Jorit Agoch)

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Jytte Holmqvist

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15/8/2019

Soccer
Lifestyle

Friendship and Passion for the Beautiful Game Helps Overcome Bitter Disappointment

In 2016, Alessandro Verratti and Matteo Murone finally returned home from Genova, crushed, thinking all hope was lost. ‘I didn’t want to do anything but play soccer,’ Alessandro says, ‘I couldn’t accept that it was over.’

Profile
Sport

Alex Zanardi, a supreme athlete who triumphed over adversity

In a telling and often moving chat a few years ago with American talk-show host David Letterman, Alex Zanardi discussed his then upcoming challenge—an Ironman Competition. Asked whether he feared the prospect of possible sharks lurking in the water during the swimming section, the endearingly self-deprecating and always forward-looking sports great replied that the shark would most probably look up and swim away, deciding that he was not worth the trouble.

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Archimede Fusillo

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17/6/2019

Sport
Sport

Surfing has finally broken through to Italy and young Italians love it

In the last two decades, specialised magazines including “Surfer” have been clueing in their readers on the possibility of practising surf in Italy. A global perspective may merely address the information as a “diversion for amateurs,” as none have ever heard about riding waves and surfboards on the Italian shores.

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Laura D'Angelo

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30/7/2018

Sport
Sport

Bartali vs Coppi: A sport rivalry that mesmerised a whole nation

It is a bright early July day. On a dusty mountain track fringed by fir trees and leading to a pass in the French Alps 2,600 metres above sea level, two men are struggling, pushing, panting. Their sweat has dried on their faces etching masks of effort and pain.

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Gerardo Papalia

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14/5/2018

Sport
Sport

The incredible story of Bebe Vio: The girl with no arms and legs who rose to sports stardom

Beatrice “Bebe” Maria Vio, the most popular Italian wheelchair fencer, is a living example of how a terrible misfortune can be transformed into a glorious destiny.

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Patrizia Cascini

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14/5/2018

Sport
Sport

Championing the bicycle trade

In 1934, Nino Borsari landed for the first time in Australia to compete in the Centenary 1000: a cycle race that was part of the Centenary of Victoria celebrations. He didn’t know he was shaping his future and the history of the bicycle trade in Melbourne. Several other European and international cycling champions came to race over the seven stages, covering 1,773 km, but none of them stood out from the others. Borsari won two sprints in Ararat and Ballarat and finished 5th overall.

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Elaine Bocchini

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10/9/2017

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