RIETI – The seventh edition of the Rieti Sport Festival has ended with a big breakthrough. The stage was the Asso Sporting Club, where a day of paddle and solidarity towards Unicef took place, represented by Paolo Rozera, General Manager of Unicef Italy.
Many VIPs and friends of Stefano Meloccaro have come to give their input: Max Gazzé, Pierdavide Carone, Andrea Scanzi, Paolo Di Canio, Gianluca Graziani, but especially Stefano Tonut, a famous Italian basketball player and UNICEF ambassador, who has given some autographed t-shirts that will be auctioned off for charity purposes. Meanwhile, around the city and at the PalaSojourner, the performances of the many sports that have accompanied him have continued, but also all the editions of the Rieti Sport Festival.
At the end of the paddle tournament space for the prizes handed out on stage. First a recognition to all those who participated in the day, but also to the paddle professionals who came to the Ace to make a demonstration to the many present. Pierdavide Carone’s beautiful musical performance on the notes of Lucio Dalla and Luicio Battisti, followed by the usual interviews of Stefano Meloccaro with Max Gazzè and Andrea Scanzi, which closed the day and received the award.
In the morning with Marino Bartoletti
The morning of the fourth day of the Central Italian Sports Festival opens with a public meeting with Marino Bartoletti in the shade of an olive tree in the sports center of the Asso Sporting Club. “If I tell you the pattern is called Battisti, you’re in Rieti, what’s on your mind?” He asks journalist Stefano Meloccaro at the opening of the “chat” with one of the greatest sports journalists as well as a brilliant television author, writer, music expert. “Thoughts and words …!” Bartoletti responds and from the first moment the double soul of the journalist from Forlì emerges, an authorized expert in sports and music and with anecdotes about Lucio Battisti, Lucio Dalla who called him Bartolettino, Enzo Ferrari and about the most emblematic names of the sport and the music. scene, enchanted the morning audience of the Festival.
“When I didn’t have a mustache yet, I wasn’t born with a mustache, I wanted to be a journalist and I founded Pressing, I was a director, editor, porter, advertiser, printer, I wrote everything with many pseudonyms among them. Lamberto Trinotati, my anagram and I remember that one day Lucio Dalla organized an evening to raise funds for the newspaper that was having difficulty moving forward.
Bartoletti stressed that he has always done this job with “artisan love” and coming from the province has helped him not to lose his marvel and to remain humble: “In Rome there are not these faces that I see today, there are not these well … preserved structures love. Proud to be the son of artisans who worked with their hands and heart. “
Pressed by journalist Meloccaro, Bartoletti also expressed his encyclopaedic knowledge of the San Remo Festival, which includes serious and joking episodes, with Pindar connections also reaching his meeting with Radivoj Korać, a Yugoslav basketball player considered one of the best players. Europeans of the world. basketball history, recalling Rieti’s great fondness for basketball, a sport he also played in his youth. At the end of the long interview in which an attentive audience remained in religious silence, Bartoletti announced in advance from Rieti the news that he will make his third book that completes the trilogy Dinner with the Gods (Premio Bancarella), The Return of the gods, and will be titled The Descent of the Gods. The journalist from Forlì received the RSF Award given by Roberto Tavani, Sports Delegate of the President of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti.