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Londra
1908 Londra IV edition of the Summer Olympics 27 April - 31 October 1908
Medal table All gold, silver and bronze medals won by the Italia Team.
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Nations 23

Athletes 2024 (1980 Uomini; 44 Donne)

Italian athletes 67 (67 Uomini; 0 Donne)

The 1908 Games had been unanimously given to Rome, also thanks to the excellent work of the Count Eugenio Brunetta d'Usseaux from Piedmont, who soon after would become General Secretary of the IOC. However, the Eternal City would have to wait another 52 years to host the Games. Serious economic problems, lack of understanding between sporting bodies of that time, a veiled opposition from political and religious circles, led to Rome pulling out of the hosting. The Games, and Olympism, were saved at the last minute by strong English sporting tradition. The most celebrated episode of the London Games (and the entire Olympic history) was Dorando Pietri, an athlete from Carpi, winning the marathon only to be disqualified afterwards.

All medals

Alberto Braglia gold Gymnastics open competition

Enrico Porro gold Wrestling greco-roman Lightweight

Emilio Lunghi silver Athletics 800 m

Abelardo Olivier, Marcello Bertinetti, Sante Ceccherini , Riccardo Nowak, Alessandro Pirzio Biroli, Luigi Pinelli silver Fencing Sabre team

Emilio Lunghi Athletics
Date of birth: 16.03.1887
District of birth: Genova
Nation of birth: ITALIA
Sport Athletics
Speciality: 800 metri
Date of death: 25.09.1925
District of death: Genova
Alberto Braglia Gymnastics
Date of birth: 23.03.1883
District of birth: Campogalliano (Mo)
Nation of birth:
Sport Gymnastics
Speciality: concorso generale
Date of death: 05.02.1954
District of death: Modena
Other Olympic Games victories
Stoccolma 1912 gold Gymnastics open competition
Stoccolma 1912 gold Gymnastics open competition
Enrico Porro Wrestling
Date of birth: 16.01.1885
District of birth: Lodivecchio (Mi)
Nation of birth:
Sport Wrestling
Speciality: greco romana pesi leggeri
Date of death: 04.03.1967
District of death: Milano
Abelardo Olivier Fencing
Date of birth: 09.04.1877
District of birth: Portogruaro (Venezia)
Nation of birth:
Sport Fencing
Speciality: fioretto - spada
Date of death: 25.01.1951
District of death: Milano
Other Olympic Games victories
Anversa 1920 gold Fencing Epee team
Anversa 1920 gold Fencing Foil team
Marcello Bertinetti Fencing
Date of birth: 26.04.1885
District of birth: Vercelli
Nation of birth: ITALIA
Sport Fencing
Speciality: spada - sciabola
Date of death: 03.01.1967
District of death: Vercelli
Other Olympic Games victories
Amsterdam 1928 gold Fencing Epee team
Parigi 1924 bronze Fencing Epee team
Parigi 1924 gold Fencing Sabre team
Sante Ceccherini Fencing
Date of birth: 15.11.1863
District of birth: Livorno
Nation of birth: ITALIA
Sport Fencing
Speciality: sciabola
Date of death: 09.08.1932
District of death: Incisa Valdarno
Riccardo Nowak Fencing
Date of birth: 16.01.1885
District of birth: Bergamo
Nation of birth: ITALIA
Sport Fencing
Speciality: sciabola
Date of death: 18.02.1950
District of death: Bergamo
Alessandro Pirzio Biroli Fencing
Date of birth: 23.07.1887
District of birth: Bologna
Nation of birth: ITALIA
Sport Fencing
Speciality: sciabola
Luigi Pinelli Fencing
Date of birth: 30.11.-0001
District of birth:
Nation of birth:
Sport Fencing
Speciality: Sabre team
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