The Internazionali BNL d’Italia and the Compeed Golden Gala: tennis and athletics together in Rome

Two international events of great importance will be held in the Italian capital, Rome: the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and the Compeed Golden Gala.

In May, tennis and athletics stars will meet in Rome to take part in two of the most awaited sport competitions.


The Internazionali BNL d’Italia will take place at the Park of the Foro Italico, an exclusive location in the world for its beauty, from 12th to 20th May 2012 and they will be organized, like in 2011, with the formula “combined events”, which means that during the same day ladies and men performances will alternate.

The event starts on Saturday 12th with the qualifying matches and ends on Sunday 20th with the finals. As usual, matches are shared in two sessions, Daytime and Night sessions.

On the court, there will be the best 44 male players and 34 of the first female players in the world, among them the Serb  Novak Djokovic, number one in the world, chasing his third Roman trophy and defending champion, Rafael Nadal  chasing his sixth Roman trophy and Roger Federer.

The Italian tennis players at the Foro Italico are Andreas Seppi and the four Fed Cup champions Schiavone, Vinci,  Pennetta and Errani.


Even the Compeed Golden Gala, the international meeting of athletics, will take place in Rome on 31st May 2012 at the Stadio Olimpico.

This is the first Diamond League event in Europe during 2012 season and there will be many important participants, including the Jamaicans Usain Bolt, world champion and record-holder and Olympic champion as well, Asafa Powell, ex world record-breaker and the French Christophe Lemaitre, the fastest white sprinter ever.

There are also many other medallists of the Olympics, and not only, who will take part in the Roman competition.

The Compeed Golden Gala represents an important step before the Olympics in London, because we will see the first performances of the athletes and how their training will be. The most awaited performance is Bolt’s.

The number of spectators is expected to increase, just think that it could pass the 47,000 of last year, reaching the record of 60,000 people.

This year, the Golden Gala campaign is dedicated to the young, in order to make them approach to sport; it is for this reason that students of all schools in Rome will have the chance to go to the stadium for free and watch the competition.

In conclusion, Rome will be the city that will host various sport followers, first of all those of tennis and athletics.

For those who are fond of sport, don’t miss this incredible occasion to watch such two great sport events and visit the eternal city.

In order to have more detailed information about the city of Rome, please visit now the online tourist guide About Rome.


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