Podebrady 2021: Half of Italian team blocked at the airport

Unexpected event at the airport for the Italian team of the European Cup. The part of the team departing from Fiumicino airport has seen its flight canceled due to problems with the aircraft. All postponed with a flight departing at 18:40 which however will force some of the team's athletes to stay overnight in Frankfurt. Tomorrow morning the unfortunate athletes will have to take another flight from Frankfurt to Prague, thus delaying their arrival in the Czech Republic by one day. The event ...
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Schwazer: the urgent request also rejected by Swiss Federal Court

Another stop to Alex Schwazer's hopes. The Swiss Federal Court rejected, by decree of 11 May 2021, the request for urgent suspension of the disqualification filed by the lawyers of the former South Tyrolean athlete. In detail, the Court held that "there are no conditions" for a suspension of the disqualification or for other urgent measures. Therefore, only the request for review of the sporting process remains in place, for which a few days ago WADA and World Athletics had obtained an extension...
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Schwazer’s new appeal to suspend disqualification: contrary opinion by WADA, World Athletics, CAS and … Yohann Diniz

Last week the Swiss Federal Court had been questioned by Alex Schwazer with a new request to suspend his doping disqualification, by virtue of the controversial dismissal order in the criminal proceedings that had seen him investigated under Italian law. The first opinions of the sports institutions WADA, World Athletics and CAS arrived, which expressed themselves, as expected, against the request for an urgent suspension, while FIDAL would have provided a strange answer; on the decision of Pres...
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The movies list in which heel and toe appears

In Italian cinema productions the racewalking rarely appeared, compared to other sports disciplines, most of the time in a comical way. Everyone should remember the "little marathon" (in italian "maratonina") of the film Mamma mia che impressione (1951, directed by Roberto Savarese), with a blond Alberto Sordi in race together with real racewalkers of the period who acted as extras. Among these Mario Lelli (famous for having set the world record for racewalking backwards in 1952), Carlo Bomba (k...
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“Takeaway” the new film about love, doping and racewalking

A feature film shot entirely in Terminillo, the Guidobaldi Stadium and the City of Rieti; this is Takeaway, produced by Alfredo Federico and Simona Banchi for 39 FILMS srl and Interzone Pictures. Il director Renzo Carbonera (Resina and the short film La penna di Hemingway) kicked off a few days ago the filming of the movie that will be about racewalking, doping and a love story between revenge and redemption. The territory of Rieti was not only used for filming, but also for the scouting of seco...
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WADA Statement on Alex Schwazer Case

With regard to the Schwazer case, WADA, with a long press release, has again rejected the accusations of italian judge Walter Pelino going into detail on some aspects of the criminal proceedings in which the athlete disqualified for doping was dismissed from criminal accuses. In essence, WADA highlights how the overwhelming evidence of Schwazer's guilt was totally ignored by the italian judge, who instead set his behavior as if the trial was against WADA, World Athletics and the Cologne laborat...
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Grosseto to host European Masters Championships 2022. All details

Organized by italian walkers for over 35 runners and walkers from all over Europe. Grosseto is preparing to host next year the European Masters Athletics Championships Non Stadia (EMACNS), which is expected to take place in the Tuscan city by mid-May 2022. Great satisfaction for the LOC President (and president of italian athletics team ASD Track and field master Grosseto) Ernesto Croci, a walker of course. These are his words: “A 2-year job that led to the assignment of the event, thanks also ...
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