Category Archives: Olympics

The Great Górski, or the Golden Age of Polish Football

Perhaps, quoting a 1980s song by the Imagination, it was “just an illusion” – the illusion that the Poland national football team could regain competitiveness exploiting the status of co-hosts of the recent European Championships. The three matches played by … Continue reading

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Autographs, Drinks and Gifts, it’s Tesconi-Day in Pietrasanta

“Precision is the most important value in shooting. It seems like Luca is lacking it as he is not punctual.” It is a hot mid-August Saturday afternoon in Pietrasanta, an artistic town in Versilia, Northern Tuscany. The sun is shining … Continue reading

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When the Settebello Made the King Cry

The “Blood in the Pool” match may be considered the most violent game in water polo history, but perhaps not the most emotional one. If you ask fans to pick their favourite match, many would probably go for the final … Continue reading

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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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