2021 and record-breaking Italy: the successes of sport, culture and politics

What we leave behind was undoubtedly a year marked by pandemics, with third and fourth waves, the effects of which have been mitigated by the possibility of resorting to vaccines.

Of course, Covid has marked daily life, but that has not stopped us from experiencing successes, such as those marked by Italy: in the artistic sphere, with the victory of Menskin All’Eurovision Song Contest, for those games, for example with wins European Football Championship and the success achieved by Matteo BerrettiniReached the historic final of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. What about the Olympics, with gold Tambri A Jacobs, or the successes of Italvoli. It was also the place to award the Nobel Prize in Physics to the Italian Giorgio Paris.

In December, then, as the coronation of Italy “Country of the Year” from british magazine economist, which recognized a leading role of Premier Mario Draghi.

Menskin, from Sanremo to USA

Italy’s “golden” year began with Menaskin’s victory at the Eurovision Song Contest. This had not happened since 1990 and was followed by the success of the Roman band at the Sanremo Festival. Then came international popularity and the top of the charts around the world, finally recognition by the Rolling Stones, from which the Italian group opened a concert in Las Vegas.

Berrettini A Wimbledon

Matteo Berrettini’s final at the Wimbledon tennis tournament last July was another memorable success. For the first time in 144 years (134 editions) an Italian played a decisive men’s singles match at a Grand Slam, 45 years later in 76 at Roland Garros after the piata. He didn’t win, but it looks like he did.

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European Football Champion

Roberto Mancini’s national team achieved the goal, beating England in the final of the European Football Championship in July and again in the United Kingdom.

blue gold in tokyo olympics

In an armored Tokyo and without public facilities, Azurri achieved record results at the Olympic Games due to anti-Covid measures. Gianmarco Tambri’s gold in the high jump and Marcel Jacobs’ gold in athletics stood out. For Italy it was an absolute record with 40 medals won by the Azzurri campaign, 4 more than the 36 in Los Angeles in 1932 and Rome 1960.

Italoli’s successes

A few weeks pass and the men’s national volleyball team thinks of a new victory, winning european, the seventh of its history. Italy coached by Ferdinando di Giorgi beat Slovenia at the tie-break. Two weeks earlier the women’s national team also won the European Championships by defeating Serbia in the final.

Italy hosts G7 meetings

The management of the rotating presidency of the G7 with several international summits held in our country was also successful in a way: in Venice, for example, of the economic one, of culture in Matera, of health in Rome.

Nobel Prize in Paris

As if that wasn’t enough, Italy returned in 2021 to receive the Nobel Prize, thanks to Giorgio Paris receiving the Academy’s prestigious prize for physics.

Italy “Country of the Year” for the Economist

Finally, Italy was declared the “Crown” Country of the Year by British magazine in December. economist, who recognized the prime minister, Mario Draghi, a key role, encouraging the continuity of political stability that the executive is capable of providing the country.

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