Can a football match unite a divided nation, cement people of different ages, convince one nation to be stronger than another, remain in the memory of future generations, become a scene told for decades by writers, intellectuals, poets, filmmakers? Yes, it can. It happened on June 17th, 1970, 50 years ago, in Mexico. The protagonists were Italy and...

Soccer, considered in Italy almost as a religion, has been telling beautiful and sometimes really exciting pages of history for over 100 years. One of these was written in 1970, exactly 50 years ago. In those years Italy was still experiencing the famous economic boom of the '60s, that of well-being for all the people who came out a few years befor...

Italy, bathed almost everywhere by the sea, is also rich in mountains. Just think of the Alps, the Dolomites, the Apennines and the many other mountain ranges scattered throughout the peninsula. And Italians have always had a good relationship with the mountains. From the great mountaineers, such as the legendary Ardito Desio and Walter Bonatti, to...

If we all had two lives, it would not be enough to achieve the goals of Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi, one of the most famous Italian athletes. 54 years old, 14 world titles won and 4 gold medals at the Paralympics, a long list of national titles and international medals, some world records. An important palmarès for any athlete in the world: but his i...

Sixty years ago Italy, in particular its capital, Rome, showed itself to the world in all its modernity. Fifteen years after the end of the Second World War, the Bel Paese had closed most of the wounds of the atrocious war and launched itself towards the famous economic boom of the 1960s. It was a sport event to give impetus to this period of rebir...

2019 was an important year for Italian sport thanks to the many victories achieved at international level by Italian athletes of different disciplines. Seven endeavors, in particular, deserve to be remembered for their historical value. Below are the protagonists of these extraordinary sporting successes. Filippo Tortu, a 21-year-old athlete born i...

On January 1, 1945, a day of celebration despite the breakdowns of the war, in the stadium of Florence (Toscana) two teams of American soldiers, the 5th Army and the 12th Air Force, face each other in the first and only edition of Spaghetti Bowl. The correspondent of the Armed Forces newspaper, the Sunday edition of Star&Stripes Magazine, tells us...

The history and origins of the Giro d’Italia take us back to 1909 when La Gazzetta dello Sport editor, Tullo Morganini, decided to organize the bicycle race to increase the magazine sales and popularity. The competition counted 127 riders, 2,448 km (1,521 mi), 5325 lira as a prize, 49 riders finishing the ride and only one winner, Luigi Ganna. On M...

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   Two Italians on top of New York, the first time of two Italian tennis players in the final of a Grand Slam tournament. And yet, two friends, from the same region, Puglia, expression of a Southern Italy where young people often fail to have the same oppo...

  WTI Magazine #40    2014 July, 23Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   There really are no more words to celebrate the strength of a school, the one of the Italian fencing, and in particular women's foil, that despite all does not stops its winning streak.