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 Giampiero Galeazzi

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Giampiero Galeazzi

Birth
Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Death 12 Nov 2021 (aged 75)
Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Dettagli di sepoltura ignoti
Memorial ID 233944353 View Source
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Italian competition rower, sport journalist, commentator and television personality. Graduated in Economics with a thesis in statistics and spent a few months in the marketing and advertising office of FIAT in Turin, he was a professional in rowing, he won the Italian championship in singles in 1967 (which earned him the bronze medal for athletic valor) and in double with Giuliano Spingardi in 1968 and in that year he participated in the selections for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Not yet abandoned his sports career, he was hired by RAI (Italian Radio Television) as a sports journalist, at first on the radio. He was immediately sent to the 1972 Olympics in Munich, due to an unexpected event in Mirko Petternella, blocked in the fencing facility, he made his first commentary in his discipline, rowing. With the arrival of Emilio Rossi at the direction of TG1, on the advice of Tito Stagno, he went to television. He was immediately assigned to the commentary of tennis with Guido Oddo until his retirement in 1984 and above all his sport, rowing, of which he followed the main competitions, including 6 editions of the Olympic Games up to Athens in 2004. Since 2008 at the Beijing Olympic Games he was replaced by Marco Lollobrigida. In the eighties he was special correspondent to the sports program 'Domenica Sportiva' in the key matches of the Serie A football championship. In 1986 he carried out one of his few non-sporting reports, he was the RAI correspondent at the meeting between Gorbačëv and Reagan in Reykjavík, where he was for the Champions Cup match between Valur and Juventus. From 1992 for 5 years he conducted the sports columns 'Cambio di campo', 'Solo per i Finali' and '90º minuto', in which he showed his unedited comic streak in numerous sketches. From this edition until 1999 he conducted '90 º minuto ' in the television studio of the television show 'Domenica in'. In 1996 Pippo Baudo wanted him at the 46th Sanremo Festival. In the same year he was the voice of Mr. Swackhammer, main antagonist of the film 'Space Jam'. His commentary on the occasion of the gold medals in rowing by Giuseppe and Carmine Abbagnale at the Seoul 1988 Olympics and by Antonio Rossi and Beniamino Bonomi in Sydney 2000 are memorable, characterized by overwhelming enthusiasm. In the summer of 2009 he commented on the Confederations Cup matches with Jacopo Volpi and Zbigniew Boniek. For the 2009-2010 season he was a football commentator on the television show '90 º minuto' together with Franco Lauro and in' Replay 'with Zibi Boniek. In the summer he participated in 'Notti Mondiali' with Paola Ferrari and Maurizio Costanzo, live from Piazza di Siena in Rome. He then became a pundit of '90 º minute' with Franco Lauro, Jacopo Volpi and Zibi Boniek, and of '90 º minuto Champions' with Andrea Fusco, Marino Bartoletti, Adriano Bacconi and Ivan Zazzaroni. In the summer of 2012 he was a guest of 'Notti Europei' with Andrea Fusco, Simona Rolandi, Jacopo Volpi, Adriano Bacconi and Serse Cosmi. He died of complications from diabetes had been suffering from for some years.

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