LONDON CALLING – Countdown to the 2012 Olympics: 6

6 - Italian record for most Olympic golds by an individual which could be equalled in London by fencer Valentina Vezzali. Click ‘Read More’ to see the complete countdown from 100 until today.

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LONDON CALLING – Countdown to the 2012 Olympics: 14

14 - Italy have won 14 individual fencing foil titles (M+F) - most Olympic golds in any event of any sport by a non-US country. Click ‘Read More’ to see the complete countdown from 100 until today.

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BIRTHDAY - 7 April: Edoardo Mangiarotti (Fencing)

Edoardo MangiarottiFENCING - Edoardo Mangiarotti was molded into the ultimate fencer almost from the day he was born. Coming from a prized ancestry, Mangiarotti duelled his way to six Olympic golds, within the sport one shy of the seven by Hungary’s Aladár Gerevich. Click here to read Mangiarotti’s profile on the Infostrada Sports Wall Of Fame. The great master is 93 years old today.

Shares birthday with: Billie Holiday, Francis Ford Coppola, Jackie Chan