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Everything posted by Rei

  1. A quick flood hit Rome today. The waters turned Circus Maximus into a giant pool.. now they may have a new option for canoening.
  2. Thanks, Rob. Glad to hear appreciations for the new stadium from a former Notts student.
  3. Venice, Italy to host America’s Cup Word Series in May 2012 and April 2013 So, Venice gets this and Milan got the Expo. The northern lobby has been well appeased now and Rome can ensure full support from inside.
  4. 10 Septemebr 2011, Rome celebrates Abele Bikila with a special night marathon.
  5. 10 Septemebr 2011, Rome celebrates Abele Bikila with a special night marathon.
  6. I was reading news about the Pope visit in Madrid of these days and they tell about those indignados protesting the costs to set up the event. Makes you wonder how they're going react to the approaching multi-billionaire bid.
  7. As you can see the Tiber simply boards that zone. It's pretty natural that it's going to be part of it.
  8. Only the northern zone bordering the Tiber Park can be fairly considered as walking distance. The rest is all spread out through the suburbs.
  9. London calling Italian athletes to wear Armani at London 2012 July 18 - The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has announced that native fashion designer Giorgio Armani will outfit the Azzurri for the Games next year in London. Armani has a strong presence in the world of sport, having designed the Italian flag bearers' outfits at the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, as well as designing suits for the players of London club Chelsea since 2007 and twice for the English national football team. He is renowned for hiring the likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and
  10. Apparently they take it off. I assume because it's old fashioned and also that area does not conmplate indoor sports. Btw, this is the Palazzetto dello sport designed by Nervi for the 1960 Olympics. and this is the Palasport EUR (also named Palalottomatica) in the EUR district. This is included in the 2020 plan, though. I pointed this out because many mix them up as they had very similar names.
  11. ^^ Yes, it is. Could the Olympics help drive the city into a post-motor era. Certainly the river park brings good points at this regard. Anyway, it seems that tv/movie producers can't stay away from Rome nowadays. Many series/movies set there lately. @Citius You mean the Palazzetto dello sport designed by Luigi Nervi?
  12. Talking about T.V. city sport.. www.repubblica.it
  13. Yeah it may look far distant from the City (like 25 km from the OV), but consider that the new Tor Vergata complex is also for Volley and Basket, not just Gymnastics and it is close to the motorway A1, the Rome ring road, the Ciampino airport and the new metro line C undercostruction. Besides, its new shiny look would compensate pretty well for the distance.
  14. Some briefs from yesterday's municipality assembly: - The board expects an overall investment of about 12/13 billions € (of which 4 bi. public) and estimates a revenue of 24 bi. - The economic and financial compatibility committe will prove, especially to skeptical North League party, that the overall investment will benefit the entire country. - The assembly approved plans to refurbish the Foro Italico - Rogge: Rome is strong, Tokyo, don't give up. Here the source: http://www.repubblica.it/sport/vari/2011/07/14/news/roma_candidata_olimpiadi_2020-19125520/
  15. Some people seem to cheer about this situation. I wonder if they'll keep cheering till 2013..
  16. Rome Symposium to raise knowledge of peptide hormones The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine (FMSI) have invited internationally renowned experts from the fields of science and medicine to a ‘Symposium on Developments and Challenges in the Detection of Doping with Peptide Hormones’ in Rome later this month. The two-day symposium (June 15-16) at the Hotel Aldrovandi in Rome will be hosted by the FMSI, and will review scientific advances in the area of detection of doping with peptide hormones as part of WADA’s continuing fight against doping in sport
  17. 2011 Beach Volley World Championships underway in Rome. http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/Competitions/WorldChampionships/2011/Event/index.asp?TournCode=MITA2011
  18. ^^ Then, you may be interested taking a look at this. Torvergata SPort City is slowly emerging around the roman country side. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=78713688&postcount=1612
  19. Rome is stretching.. Exciting match-ups as pools confirmed for Rome
  20. Rome opens its 31st bridge over the Tiber. This is a pedestrian/bike/bus bridge which links directly two of the main clusters of 2020 plan: Foro Italico and the Flaminio area. http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2011/05/31/foto/ponte_della_musica_il_31esimo_in_citt-17023002/1/?ref=HRESS-4 Also.. Rome is building a 32nd bridge while bidding for the XXXII Olympiad. Strange.
  21. Bolt’s late surge just heads-off Powell - 9.91 to 9.93 - in front of over 47,000 spectators in Rome – Samsung Diamond League Rome, Italy - World record holder Usain Bolt despite a very poor start came through his first competition for nine months when winning over 100 metres at the Compeed Golden Gala, the third stop on the Samsung Diamond League series in Rome tonight (26). The world's fastest man despite being the third last sprinter in the nine man field to emerge from his blocks, quickly regained his posture to speed down the track of the 1960 Olympic Stadium and win in a time of 9.91 se
  22. You know.. there's another prophecy, way much older then those of Mr. Bendandi, which says "If Rome falls, then the world will follow". You'd better hope it stays safe and happy then.
  23. This just reminds me when in 1966 the city of Florence, right after the devastating flood, tried to convince CONI to go for the 1976 Games as a boost for recovery. The proposal gained sentimental support initially but soon had to deal with reality and drop out. I don't know about bidding for the Olympics as a post-tragedy impulse. May seems desparate and not very appropriate.
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