Sport in Rome

Rome No Limits 2010

Our Blogger: Giuseppe

roma_no_limitsThe race which is going to take place in Rome on May 30 has been defined the “craziest race in the world” and is an urban race on which the runners are required to pass some extreme tests following a route that takes them to some of the most interesting landmarks in the city.

This will be the second edition of this competition in Rome.The race will start at 9.30 at Piazzale di Ponte Milvio.

This year the single racers and teams (1 man with 2 women or 2 women with 1 man) have to cover 17 km trying to overcome a series of natural and artificial tests and obstacles.

Given that there won’t be any refreshment stations, competitors are advised to take everything they may need along with them (water, energizers, etc).

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The Enrolment Form may be found on the site www.romanolimits.com or in a number of sports magazines. They should be fully completed and sent via post or fax to the “Rome No Limits” Secretary Office.

According to the latest news, the race has been postponed to a dete to be defined between September 26 and October 10. If you need further information, please visit the following website: www.romanolimits.com to get updated details.

And for accomodation and other travel tips don’t forget to visit the websites of Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes.

Enrollment Fee:
€20 for single runners who reserve within April 30;
€30 for single runners who reserve from May 1 to May 25;
€50 for teams who reserve within April 30;
€60 for teams who reserve from May 1 to May 25.

The Internazionali BNL:International Tennis in Rome

Our Blogger: Giuseppe

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The Internazionali BNL d’Italia is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy, the Masters Series event at the Foro Italico. Aside from the Grand Slams, this is the highest-ranking tennis competition in the world, attracting the best male and female tennis players. The men’s competition is one of the 9 phases of the ATP Masters1000 circuit, while the women’s is one of the main WTA circuit competitions. The two competitions are currently held in separate weeks in May. The tournament is played on clay courts.

The event was previously known as the Italian Open and changed to its current name in 2002. The Italian tennis championship was first held in 1930 in Milan, where it was held until 1934 before being moved to the Foro Italico in Rome in 1935. Now is the highest profile tennis event in Italy; every year tennis enthusiasts from all over the round flock to the Eternal City to assist to the tournament.

In 2007, the Italian bank BNL becomes the “title sponsor” of the tournament. BNL has always developed strong relationships with Italian sport and its main associations: it has been the bank partner of the CONI (the Italian National Olympic Committee) for 70 years.

The venue

The spectacular Foro Italico was constructed between 1928 and 1938 and is located on the bank of the River Tevere. It hosts numerous sports venues including the Stadio Olimpico, which hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics.

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Mussolini built the sports centre to encourage young Italians to keep both bodies and mind fit. As such, the track and the tennis court were embellished with colossal marble sculptures of athletes who preside over all athletic efforts whilst showing off their fine physiques.

The event is more than just tennis – it is a total entertainment experience. High fashion, fine food, fabulous shopping and celebrity musical performances have made it one of the most glamorous stops on the ATP World Tour. To enjoy all of it don’t hesitate to make a reservation at Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes!

Tickets for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia go on sale on the Italian Tennis Federation website.

When: 24 April – 8 May, 2010
Where: Foro Italico (Viale dei Gladiatori, 31 – 00194 ROMA)
More info: http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it