THE ATHLETES WHO DID THE ENTERPRISE. San Marino on the Tokyo Olympic Podium with three historic Medals by Massimo Boccucci and Lorenzo Giardi
Speeches by Gregorio Paltrinieri and Gianmarco Tamberi
IN ANCIENT GREECE, NATIONAL GAMES WERE TAKEN AT OLYMPIA, IN THE ELIS, ON THE OCCASION OF THE PANELLENIC FESTIVALS IN HONOR OF ZEUS.
TODAY THE MOST IMPORTANT SPORTS EVENT CONSISTS OF A COMPLEX OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS WHICH HAPPENED EVERY FOUR YEARS IN DIFFERENT VENUES SINCE 1896.
(UNWEB) Sports history was written by the Republic of San Marino on the field, that of skeet shooting where Alessandra Perilli and Gian Marco Berti won the podium, and the tatami in wrestling where the medal of bronze Myles Nazem Amine Mularoni.
The emotions went even beyond the results, for all that Tokyo 2020 represented between the fears in the international context and the spectacle that the Games of the 32nd Olympiad have reserved.
Two journalists, Massimo Boccucci, head of communication for the San Marino National Olympic Committee, and Lorenzo Giardi, envoy of the state radio and television station San Marino Rtv, tell about eighteen incredible days that can only be dreamed and imagined, in a diary in which feelings dominate. .
Massimo Boccu and Lorenzo Giardi, although coming from professional backgrounds and Lorenzo Giardi, who have been involved in professional journalism for many years and, with competence, enthusiasm and passion, with a particular focus on the San Marino sports movement. They were testimony to the enterprises of the smallest and oldest Republic in the world which, in fifteen participations in the Olympic Games, since 1960 and with the exclusion of the only Tokyo 1964 event, with 114 athletes lined up, obtained in 2021 in Japan the first historic result of winning the first medals.
It was thus projected to the seventy-second place in the medal table, like Argentina which has forty-five million inhabitants, and to the sixty-second for the number of titles obtained, with the primacy of medals in relation to the number of inhabitants (one every 11,310) as relaunched. by the international press.
“The commitment that the authors of this publication have made is arduous but exciting – these are the words of Teodoro Lonfernini, Secretary of State for Sport of the Republic of San Marino -. of our athletes during the historic San Marino mission in Japan, tell the emotions, the passion, the sacrifices and the disappointments behind the results, go beyond the medals, in the stories of athletes, fellow citizens, who have become today the best business card of the Republic in the world, and that made us feel united with them under the colors of our flag in a historical period, among other things, far from easy. to experience, once again, the joys of summer 2021, retracing the path of history until you feel united, under the blue-white flag, with our wonderful athletes. “
“Although with different roles, the privileged observatory of professionals following the Olympic team has allowed them to experience the realization of an extraordinary feat of three Olympic podiums, well beyond the dream of the first medal cradled 61 years from the first participation in Rome 1960 – comments Gian Primo Giardi, San Marino National Olympic President – This allows us to exalt the Committee, the commitment and determination of our champions Alessandra Perilli, Gian Marco Berti, Myles Nazem Amine Mularoni and to be able to leave a wonderful testimony to posterity. direct, but also to condense the emotions, anecdotes and curiosities that have characterized the imprint of the whole San Marino delegation destined to remain forever in the annals of the Republic “.
“We did it and we athletes too felt to the end. Did we bring luck? We prefer to think we brought luck alone, having had the privilege of living this adventure, putting all of ourselves into it: Lorenzo with a microphone, Massimo with a computer, Fang with the camera. To each his own and, believe us, together we have formed a fantastic team, a medal (the fourth, let’s do this). Our story starts like this, between the serious and the amused. We were serious. take it in a certain way, especially in front of most of the Japanese we met and who spoke English worse than us who just manage (even Zanna born in the States was struggling). what we have to tell you. the soul of whoever was there, especially the soul which, like a dream, gave its best “, conclude the authors Massimo Boccucci and Lorenzo Giardi.
Born in Rome on April 19, 1964, he is a professional journalist. He lives in Gubbio (Perugia), is married to Maria Antonietta Mariotti and has two daughters, Annalisa and Claudia. Signature of the “Corriere dello Sport – Stadio” since 1985 and of “Il Messaggero” since 1989, he is the managing director of the news agency Infopress. Since 2019 he has been responsible for the communication of the San Marino National Olympic Committee, with which he took part in the delegation as a press officer at the Games of the 32nd Tokyo 2020 Olympics from 19 July to 6 August 2021. He has collaborated since 2013 with San Marino Rtv, the state broadcaster of the Republic of San Marino subsidiary Rai. Since 2007 he has been an expert teacher in charge of the journalism project at the Giuseppe Mazzatinti high school in Gubbio. He published in 2020, with the lawyer Tiziana Zeppa, the book The thread of hope – Stories at the time of the coronavirus.
Born in San Marino on October 17, 1972, he is a professional journalist. He lives in San Marino, in Murata, a hamlet of the Castle of San Marino City. He collaborated with San Marino Rtv in 2000 as a commentator of the matches of San Marino Calcio and of the sports editorial staff of the state broadcaster immediately after the 2001 Games of the Small States of San Marino. sporty. Newscaster of the matches of the national football team, he was hired with the role of editor in 2003. He approved the application for the adoption of a law on the journalistic profession in San Marino, approved on January 17, 2013 and in force since November 24, 2014 He is a popular and esteemed DJ in the clubs of San Marino and the Romagna Riviera, known by the stage name of Mr Lori G. He published in 2010 the book The streets of C.