Interesting Facts About Italy’s Sports

Fencer Giuseppe Delfino won the gold medal in the individual épée for the 1960 Summer time Olympic Games. He was the sixth Italian épée fencer within a row to earn the Olympic title. From the 20th century, a few Italians won the Alpine Environment Cup. They were Gustavo Thoeni (1971, 1972, 1973, 1975), Piero Gros (1974) and Alberto Tomba (1995). Thoeni turned the very first skier to earn 4 entire world titles. Italy -the winner from the 2006 World Cup- has certified with the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The Italian Gentlemen's soccer crew would be the second European workforce to be involved in 9 consecutive World Cups. In 1925, Ottavio Bottecchia (bicycle owner ) gained the Tour de France for the second consecutive yr. Ottavio became the main Italian to win the French Mat...

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