Monthly Archives: July 2012

Uncle Sem and His Nephews – Part II

[Part I] Athletics and Versilia formed another significant binomial name in Mexico City in 1968, in the Games marked by the famous Black Panthers salute by sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith. Italy qualified for the final in the 4 … Continue reading

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Uncle Sem and His Nephews – Part I

Nothing can thrill an athlete, especially those who practise almost unknown sports, like the Olympic Games. London is calling swimmers and runners, footballers and gymnasts, shooters and judokas from all over the world and Italy will be massively represented, as … Continue reading

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Sheffield do Brasil

The golden dreams of Brazil at the London Olympic Games appear to be labelled with the same surname – Menezes. Mano, the head coach of the football team who aims for the gold medal, the only one major title still … Continue reading

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United Soccer of America – Part II

[Part I] The midfield was the department in which Americans with the most disparate origins cohexisted. One of the most notable was Tabaré “Tab” Ramos Ricciardi; his roots are in Montevideo, although his two surnames reveal Italian and Spanish origins. … Continue reading

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