The Olympic Games are about to start. The eyes of the entire world will be on London and the venues across the cities. Popular and unknown athletes are ready to challenge themselves, to try to overcome their own limits and win a medal. Once again, water polo will be in the list of the sports practised at the Olympics. It may sound strange to those who are not familiar with it, but water polo is the most longeve team sport at the Olympic Games. In fact, it was introduced in Paris in 1900 and since then every edition of the main event has had its water polo tournament. Indeed, the competition was extended also to women starting from Sydney 2000.
|Simone Pierotti è nato il 2 gennaio 1985 a Pietrasanta, ma è cresciuto a
Viareggio, dove ha mosso i primi passi da giornalista e le prime
bracciate da pallanotista. Ha giocato un po' in tutti i ruoli per oltre
10 anni e nel frattempo si è laureato in Comunicazione pubblica
all'Università di Pisa, ha fatto da addetto stampa al Torneo di
Viareggio e alla Coppa Carnevale di nuoto e collaborato per varie
testate. Adesso sta frequentando un master in giornalismo sportivo alla
Sheffield Hallam University, nel Regno Unito, e continua a seguire la
Simone Pierotti was born on 2 January 1985 in Pietrasanta, but he grew up in Viareggio, where he fell in love both with journalism and water polo. He played in almost all roles for more than 10 years and in the meantime he graduated in Communication Studies from Università di Pisa, he served as a press officer for the Viareggio Tournament and the Coppa Carnevale of swimming and he has worked as a freelance journalist for several news organisations. He is now attending a MA in Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University and he is going on with covering water polo.