Federico Pasquali

Federico was born in Rome. Sociologist, communication expert, assistant professor at La Sapienza University, writer and sports journalist. He loves sport, good books, food, wine and Italy.


Gigi Riva left us last January 22, on the threshold of his eightieth birthday. A heart attack stopped the big heart he had causing a real shock to all the Italian people. "Rombo di Tuono," as he was nicknamed by Italy's greatest sports journalist, Gianni Brera, had not only been a great footballer. He was the greatest of all, the most loved by all,...

The year 2024 will be an extraordinary year for Italian sports with many great events where the Italian athletes will be able to give many satisfactions to the fans. The most eagerly awaited event, of course, is the Paris Olympic Games and the following Paralympic Games, which will offer the greatest sporting spectacle in the world in the summer. A...

It took 76 years before four Italian tennis players, led by a true tennis legend, first won the Davis Cup, the world's oldest tournament devised by four members of the Harvard University tennis team to challenge the British. And another 47 years to raise to the sky again the famous trophy awarded to the winners, known around the world as the "silve...

Cycling is a sport that creates real legends because of the epic feats that can be achieved in this tough sport. Everything in cycling is legendary, from the long, grueling tours of more than 2,000 miles such as The Tour de France, The Giro d'Italia, and The Vuelta a España, to the difficult one-day classics such as Paris-Roubaix, Milan-San Remo, t...

Since the arrival of the new millennium, Italian swimming has exploded at the world level. Throughout the last century, Italy had never achieved great results in international competitions, or at least only on a few occasions. Since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Italian swimmers have been winning relentlessly, and legendary champions such as Massi...

On September 11th, Nicola Pietrangeli, the strongest tennis player Italy has ever had, turned 90 years old. To this day Pietrangeli still represents a true tennis icon both for his Slam victories and for his lifestyle envied by all tennis players around the world. He spoke five languages, traveled the world far and wide, practiced different profess...

Almost one hundred years after the first edition was played Worcester CC, Worcester, Massachusetts, the Ryder Cup will arrive for the first time in Italy, where golf is not among the most popular sports but since the beginning of the new millennium has won thousands of new fans. Waiting for the two selections from the United States and Europe will...

In the history of sports, there are many families who have managed to win from generation to generation. And there are also brothers, sisters, cousins who have won in the same sport or in different sports. But in the 1980s there were three brothers who still have no equal in the world for what they won. This is the story of the Abbagnale brothers,...

Ninety years ago there was an Italian boxer who in the United States, which had become his second homeland, won a match against an opponent from Boston, becoming thanks to that victory a legend of Italian sports. That knockout not only won him a world title, but made him a symbol of redemption for the Italians who had emigrated from the many rural...

If soccer is almost a religion for nearly all Italians, there is one city where from the time you are born your parents teach you to pray under a blue altar, almost always with the image of their messiah who in the 1980s arrived from Argentina, a land where millions of Italians live. The messiah's name was Diego Armando Maradona, venerated in every...

One hundred years ago, a sports legend was born in Rome. He still holds a number of records that are impossible to equal, together with his brother. It was March 4, 1923, and in a hospital in Italy's capital city, Piero D'Inzeo, the greatest horseman in Italian history, was born along with his younger brother Raimondo, who was born two years after...

The fastest man in the world for the past two years is the Italian, American-born, Marcell Jacobs. The lightning bolt born in El Paso, Texas, to an American father and an Italian mother, has won everything in recent years except the world outdoor title. Olympic champion in Tokyo in the 100 meters and in the 4x100 relay, world indoor champion, Europ...