On May 16, the Timbersports International Championships will come to Italy for the first time, and Florence is the chosen city.
The competitive wood chopping competition dates to the 19th century on the Australian island of Tasmania where, as legend goes, two woodcutters tried to settle an argument on
Florentine secondary school
with a sports focus is expected to open later this year. Fiorentina School, a
liceo scientifico (scientific high school), will offer an innovative
curriculum, combining the best academic requirements with in-depth sports
training. In particular, it will serve those who have difficulty balancing
sport and academic
Le Piaggeliadi, Florence's annual inter-schools sports competition in Florence,
will become EuroPiaggeliadi this year, during the city's role as 2012 European
city of Sport. Young people from other cities in Europe will compete in the
Florentine event, a way of increasing relations between the countries, as well
There is no
shortage of outdoor activities in and around Florence this summer.
For the first
time, all of the city's 120 sports facilities will be open. The city has
announced new rates at many of its public sports facilities, and although most
entrance prices will remain the
Italy recently established the Società Italiana Nutrizione Sport e Benessere (SINSEB) to support additional research and education in sports nutrition, curb rising levels of obesity and doping in sports, in addition to promoting physical activity and a healthy diet.
SINSEB's executive committee is composed of important figures
The Florence area plays host to many national and international sports events in 2010.
Not all the details are yet available, so keep an eye on The Florentine for specific dates, times and locations:
Volleyball January 30-31
The final four round of volleyball's Italian Cup, Palaterme
Every Monday, 40 youths from the Elsa Morante Institute for the disabled meet up with kids from the Matrix cooperative for two hours of shooting hoops at the San Marcellino sports complex. Soon other sports will be added to the roster, including judo, archery, dance, bocce ball and juggling.
Florence’s sports superintendent Barbara Cavandoli recently announced that the sports complex in Campini, near Campo di Marte, will undergo much-needed renovations. The project, estimated at 2,460,649 euro, will provide more office space to ACF Fiorentina, which will manage the complex over the next four years. A new building will be constructed featuring showers, gyms […]
Soccer fans will soon have to flash a badge to access matches. Following an accord made by Coni, Lega Calcio and Figc, individual football clubs in Italy will be given the responsibility of providing their supporters with the required identification card needed to gain access to matches. The new ID
As the nation gathers around maxi-screens in piazzas and parks all over the country, local soccer fans continue to wait with baited breath even after the national matches are over. While Italy is out rooting for the national Blue team, Florentines are busy worrying about their own local colour.