Sport


‘Cyclists become journalists’…eh?

Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Spelling blunder on cyclist counter at Porta San Vitale Almost 2,200 cyclists use the bicycle route around the Viale. And to certify it the first totem counters ‘contabici’, was planted for a few weeks at Porta San Vitale. It’s a black column, positioned at the side of the cycle path between the two lanes split […]

Castel Maggiore gets the thumbs-up for new cycle lane

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
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Bologna comune overwhelming lent their support for a new project that would see 4.5km of new bicycle track from the city center until Castel Maggiore. The comune promises “a logical and strategic plan for connecting the main functioning hubs such as the university areas, the Tecnopolo and the fiera district,” with the objective to boost […]

Rossoblu boss Saputo drops hints about new stadium

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Apparently the restructuring of the Dall’Ara stadium isn’t up to everyone’s liking. It’s proceeding much slower than expected. Between the royal blue shape of the new third shirt and Luca Carboni and Marco Di Vaio’s predictions on the magic charm of the kit and the shadow cast by Milan on a previous game, Joey Saputo […]

An interview with mum of the world’s greatest goalie

Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Dubliner but currently living in Bologna, Mark Doyle has been following closely those formative years that made Gianluigi Buffon the world’s greatest goalkeeper. In an incredible article recently published online and translated into several languages under the title: ‘Gianluigi Buffon: The making of Superman’, Doyle reveals another even more genuine side to Italy’s larger than […]

Breakthough for swimming pool admin mess

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
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New management set for 25 year rule Sterlino in limbo After months or wrangling over the future of seven sporting plants, including the newly crowned Olympic swimming pool adjacent to the stadium, the comune has finally agreed on a plan. The public tender costing €110m was divided between Sogese, Uisp, Csi, 2000 Service, President Swimming […]

Bolognese Olympic heroines

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Success in Rio Bolognese athletes Aleksandra Cotti and Sara Sgarzi did the city proud by competing at Rio in water polo and synchronized swimming. It was Cotti, 28, though that stole the limelight by winning a silver medal with her team mates against the USA. Over joyed at the whole event, she said of the […]

Fell in love in Bologna, divorced in New York

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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But… Italian romance is back on again for Joey! The bed has barely cooled, when the surprising news arrived from Venice that Tacopina is now head honcho of Venezia FC. The two met and fell in love over Bologna FC and for a time all seemed to be honky dorey until that is, the rumor […]

Irish Rugby Athlete scores for Bologna

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Irish Rugby Athlete scores for Bologna Limavaddy rugby star, John Semple age 27, recently joined Rugby Bologna 1928 in a transfer move from Spain. The young lad who has travelled the world playing for teams from as afar as New Zealand was said to be “Over the moon” to have landed in the city. Unfortunately, […]

Bologna F.C march on to victory

Friday, April 24th, 2015

In a nervously anticipated game against Catania (27.4.15), the Bolognese Rossoblù team pulled out all the stops to defeat Catania 2-0. This boost comes after a near melt-down period where BFC have fail to win any games recently. It finally opens up the possibility of their promotion to Serie A.

Will they, won’t they?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
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After a much talked about US/Canadian takeover, Bologna is finally seeing some real success on the football field. The Rossoblu are in fantastic form in Serie B, having embarked on an eight-game unbeaten run in which they have accumulated 20 of a possible 24 points to surge into second place in the standings. Although, just […]