Federico Pasquali

Federico was born in Rome. Sociologist, communication expert, assistant professor at La Sapienza University, writer and sports journalist. He loves sport, good books, food, wine and Italy.


Italy has always been a nation with a great passion for sports. Even in the days of the ancient Romans, sports games, taken from those of the Greek tradition, generated interest among the people, and the emperors of the time used them to distract citizens and entertain them. Since the early 1900s, then, sports have always been the focus of Italia...

A year ago, at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Italy discovered that it was an athletics powerhouse, the queen of Olympic sports. Never in the history of athletics had the "bel paese" managed to win five gold medals in an Olympic edition, and above all, the feat had never succeeded in the symbolic race of the Olympics, the 100 meters (with Marcell Jacobs)...

In just over twenty years, Italian swimming has become a world power. For more than a hundred years, beginning with the Paris 1900 Olympic Games, where the first Italian swimmer participated in the competitions by diving into the Seine, Italy's swimming participated in international competitions as a spectator. We rarely won a medal, and swimming w...

Athletics has an ancient tradition in Italy, and over time some Italian athletes have become true international legends, such as marcher Ugo Frigerio, sprinter Pietro Mennea, and high jumper Sara Simeoni. Three athletes who decades later their success are still world famous for their amazing achievements at the Olympics Games, World Championships a...

The most successful soccer coach in history is Italian. In Spain he has been "crowned" as “Carlo Magno” (Charlemagne), in Italy he is known as "Carletto" or the "King of Cups" and last April he achieved two unique results in the history of soccer. At the helm of Real Madrid, the most prestigious club in the world, he won the Primera División, the h...

This is the story of a boy born in the United States, but an Italian citizen. It's the story of a boy who one day decided to stop jumping and start running and from last year's Tokyo Olympic Games to the present day, has become the fastest and most successful athlete in the world. This is the story of Marcell Lamont Jacobs, a young Texan, born in E...

All over the world there are famous sports techniques invented by some athletes, such as the high jump with dorsal overrun invented by the Portland (OR) athlete Richard Douglas "Dick" Fosbury. Italians, always recognized as a people of geniuses, thanks to the countless inventions of every kind that they have realized during the centuries, have left...

For over fifteen years, Italian tennis has returned to shine as it did in the days of the "immortals" Lea Pericoli, Nicola Pietrangeli, Adriano Panatta and Corrado Barazzutti. First, the Italian tennis players called up to the national team exploded, winning 4 editions of the Fed Cup from 2006 to 2013 (today the trophy is called the Billie Jean Kin...

2021 was the golden year of Italian sport. Never in history had Italian athletes conquered so many successes in international competitions in a single year, both in team and individual sports. In 2022 this record will be almost impossible to repeat, but in a few days in China the Italian winter sports athletes will be able to return to make the Ita...

The year 2021 is ending and for Italian sport it will remain the most beautiful year in its history. After a beginning without great satisfaction, from July onwards the tricolor flag began to wave all over the world thanks to the amazing victories of the Azzurri in every sport and on every continent. It all started with the victory of the European...

2021 is the year of Italian sport. Since July, with the victory of the European Soccer Championships, passing through the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the successes of the national men's and women's volleyball, polo, American football and cycling teams, it seems that the azzurri and azzurre known only how to win. And one month from the...

Italy is rediscovering the passion for cycling twenty years after the last boom, when the "pirate" Marco Pantani was able to drag oceanic crowds along the routes of the great European tours. In a little less than two months, from the Olympic Games in Tokyo to the most grueling one-day race in the world, the Paris-Roubaix on October 3, the Italian c...