World Chess Championships, the Polish Duda refuses to shake hands with the Russian Khismatullin

Embarrassing moment during the first round of the World Rapid Chess Championships in Uzbekistan. Polish chess player Jan-Krzysztof Duda refused to shake hands with his opponent, Russian Denis Khismatullin. The Russian player, who competed in the tournament under the flag of FIDE, the International Chess Federation, and not under that of Moscow, like all Russian athletes who compete in international […]

Blue Pentathlon, the challenge is Paris 2024

The ‘made in Italy’ pentathlon dreams of a 2024 to remember. And the conditions are all there given that the year that is about to end has in fact consecrated the Azzurri among the most popular athletes in the world. “What happened in 2023 will remain in history of our country and our sport – explains Fabrizio Bittner, President of […]

Made in Italy weightlifting launches the Olympic challenge

Between the fight against doping and Olympic dreams, the Italian Weightlifting Federation is sharpening its weapons. And it is preparing for a great 2024. “It was an exceptional 2023, thanks also to the construction work that lasted almost eight years. Today we are reaping the fruits.” Antonio Urso, president of Fipe, looks forward to the recently concluded 2023 season with […]

Masters of the water on the hunt for new records and medals

Five big names in global freediving for disabled people, all under the umbrella of the same federation (Fipsas) with the same goals. For them in 2024 it’s about being back at the top of the world podium. Ilenia Colanero, Katia Aere, Fabrizio Pagani, Alessandro Cianfoni and Mirko Luppi continued training during the holidays because “if you want to wear the […]

“Saving except for a promise to my brother.”

“The Camorra wanted me at any price, but I always refused. Escaping this environment made me feel like a free man. Words by Patrizio Oliva; one of the greatest Italian boxers, born 64 years ago in Poggioreale. “I am saved thanks to boxing and a promise to my brother: I will become an Olympic champion.” Patrizio Oliva kept his word, […]