Photos of Italy - Italiansrus.com
Home Advertise Articles Email Forum News Store

Resources
Art, Cuisine, Famous Italians, Festivals, Folklore, Genealogy, Holidays, Hotels, Photos, Real Estate, Sports, Travel and More

Guides
  • Buying Property Guide
  • City/Island Guides
  • Inheritance Guide
  • Regional Guides
    Surname Collection
    Add your name to the collection.
    Recipes
    Authentic Italian recipes for you to enjoy.
    Photo Galleries
    Enjoy photos of Italy, wine making & more.
    Proverbi
    Proverbs in Italian & English.
    Our Paesani
    Weekly column dedicated to today's Italy.
    by Francesca Di Meglio

    Italian Memories
    Articles on growing up Italian.
    by Cookie Curci

    Una Mamma Italiana
    Articles for Italian mammas.
    by Tiffany Longo

    Learn Italian
    English-Italian guides
    Spanish-Italian guides.

    Molto Italiano
    Sign up for our FREE newsletter.
    Trivia
    Test your knowledge of Italy.
  • Italy at the 2012 Olympics
    Find out about how Italy is doing at the Olympics in London and whether the Boot will be collecting any gold medals this time around
    Our Paesani

    by Francesca Di Meglio

    The 2012 Summer Olympics in London officially kicked off on July 27, and Italy started on the right foot. In just two days the country has already won the gold in a couple of competitions and there is talk of continued success at future Olympics. For starters, Michele Frangilli, Marco Galiazzo and Mauro Nespoli took top honors against the U.S. team in team archery.

    "I have been chasing this medal for 16 years," said Frangilli through a translator, according to Boston.com. He had been on teams in previous Olympics that had won the bronze and silver. "With the last arrow that hit, I think it was my dream. I think it was my biggest contribution."

    Elisa Di Francisca faced off against her teammate Arianna Errigo to win the gold in fencing's individual foil. The all-Italian final was intense. "This is very emotional for me," Di Francisca said, according to the Washington Post. "The final was very, very difficult. I went from 'I want to win' to 'I don't want to win' to 'I want to win.' I was just afraid of winning. Errigo is a very strong player and we both know each other so well." In addition, Valentina Vezzali won the bronze in the same competition. It was a clean sweep for the Italians.

    There was one shocker in which Italy was on the losing end. The triple world champions, the Italian men's volleyball team fell to the Poles. Ferocious booing against the Italians may have shaken the team, according to Reuters. In the article, the team admitted that they might have been intimidated by aggressive Polish fans, who were high on previous wins that proved the team was up and coming.

    Still, the Italians are maintaining sportsman-like behavior. The country honored the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. There was a memorial service in a synagogue in Rome. Similar services took place in Milan and Torino. And there were moments of silence both for Italian athletes in the Olympic Village and in the Chamber of Deputies, according to JewishJournal.

    One thing is certain. You're not going to want to miss Italy in the rest of the Olympics.

    Di Meglio is the author of Fun with the Family New Jersey, which is available on Amazon.com and the Guide to Newlyweds for About.com. You can follow her life and work at the Two Worlds Web site.


    Article Published 7/30/12

    Share

    Follow Us
    find-us-on-facebook-logo

    Featured Item


    Shirts & Novelties

    Partner Links

    Shops/Stores

    Italiansrus Gear
    Proudly display the colors of Italy with these great products.

    Speak Italian? Speak it better! Subscribe to Tutto italiano Today!

    Italian Charms
    Huge selection of Italian charms and jewelry.

    FORZIERI.com
    The world largest online retailer for Premium Italian Fashions.


    Cuisine/Food

    CyberCucina.com
    Fine gourmet foods and more.

    Gustobene.com
    Use code Italiansruspromo to receive a 10% discount off your entire purchase.
    Travel

    Tour Italy
    Customize your trip to Italy.

    Booking IT - 140x140


    | Home | Email | Forum | Newsletter |

    Copyright © 1998-2018 Anthony Parente. All rights reserved.