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  Eugenio Monti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eugenio Monti (January 23, 1928 – December 1, 2003) was an Italian bobsledder.
Born in Dobbiaco, Italy, The Flying Redhead was the best Italian young skier: he won the national titles in Slalom and Giant Slalom and arrived third in Downhill, but in 1951 the breaking of the ligaments of both knees in an accident stopped his career.
Suffering from Parkinson's disease, Monti committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on December 1, 2003.
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Eugenio Monti and his Italian team didn't want to win unless they raced against the best, and the best were competing on equal terms.
Monti was viciously criticized in the Italian press but he was steadfast.
Eugenio Monti and his Italian team represent everything that is important in life.
www.geusc.bc.ca /sportsmanship.htm   (491 words)

 Vic Emery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Given guidance and coaching by the great Italian champion Eugenio Monti, Emery and his teammates set a goal of being the first Canadian bobsleigh team to compete in the Winter Olympic Games.
Given little chance against the superior Italian team and the heavily favored Austrians, in their first run, the Canadian team astonished competitors and spectators alike by setting a track record.
However, their sled's axle was damaged in the process and they would have been disqualified had not rival Eugenio Monti and his mechanics come to the rescue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vic_Emery   (482 words)

 Eugenio Monti: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The pierre de coubertin medal (also known as the de coubertin medal or the true spirit of sportsmanship medal) is a special medal given by the international...
Monti was born in Dobbiaco, EHandler: no quick summary.
But it was during the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck that Monti performed the most well-known act of his sporting career.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/eu/eugenio_monti.htm   (735 words)

 ESPN.com: OLY - Bobsled legend in critical condition after shooting
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Bobsledding legend Eugenio Monti was in critical condition Sunday with a gunshot wound to the head, and police were investigating the shooting as a possible suicide attempt.
A spokesman at the hospital in nearby Belluno where the 75-year-old Monti was taken confirmed the former Olympic champion's condition but refused to elaborate.
Monti, who turned to bobsledding after a knee injury ended his skiing career, was a double gold medallist in the two-man and four-man bobsled races at the 1968 Olympics after winning silver and bronze in the previous games.
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As part of the event, Greenspan premiered a short film on Monti, who attended the ceremony and was presented with a replica of the GM Eternal Flame Sculpture, which was commissioned by GM to symbolize the Olympic Spirit.
Monti was awarded the first Pierre de Coubertin Award for Sportsmanship for his aiding of Nash.
"Eugenio Monti is deserving of the title as the Greatest Bobsled Driver in history," said Greenspan.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2002/02/22/036157.html   (604 words)

 Gis - Sport Facilities, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti.org
On that occasion, Eugenio Monti, was christened the "flying redhead", both for the colour of his hair and for his courage in racing and in life.
Eugenio was born on 28th January, 1928, in Dobbiaco.
In 1954, Eugenio Monti won his first Italian title in a 4-man event and started a racing career that might have been written by a novelist.
www.dolomiti.org /DENGl/cortina/cser/gis/bob/monti/monti.html   (405 words)

 Eugenio Monti: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Monti was born in Dobbiaco, Italy (Italy: A republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD), The Flying Redhead once considered becoming a skier.
The Britons won the gold medal in the 2-man bobsled, while Monti and his teammate took the bronze medal (bronze medal: A medal made of bronze (or having the appearance of bronze) that is usually awarded for winning third place in a competition).
Four years later in Grenoble (Grenoble: A city in southeastern France on the Isere River), France (France: A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe), a 40-year-old Monti won a gold in both the two-man and four-man events.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/eugenio_monti   (342 words)

 Olimpiadi invernali: Tutte le informazioni su Olimpiadi invernali su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tre anni dopo, il Conte italiano Eugenio Brunetta d'Usseaux propose al CIO di organizzare una settimana di sport invernali come parte del programma delle Olimpiadi estive del 1912 a Stoccolma.
Da ricordare anche Eugenio Monti, che prestò un pezzo di ricambio del suo bob ai britannici Tony Nash e Robin Dixon, permettendogli di vincere l'oro nel bob a due.
Altri atleti di successo furono il bobbista italiano Eugenio Monti, che vinse nel bob a due e nel bob a quattro dopo una lunga carriera olimpica, e la svedese Toini Gustafsson, che vinse entrambe le gare individuali nello sci di fondo, e vi aggiunse un argento ottenuto con la squadra di staffetta.
www.encyclopedia.it /o/ol/olimpiadi_invernali.html   (4496 words)

 Institute for International Sport - National Sportsmanship Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Italian bobsledder Eugenio Monti was the world champion and a strong favorite at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
Without hesitation, Monti removed a critical bolt from his sled and gave it to Nash who fixed the axle and went on to win the gold medal.
Monti was viciously criticized in the Italian press but he was steadfast in his decision.
www.internationalsport.com /nsd/pollstories.cfm?n=bobsled   (131 words)

 WWW.TOTHENEXTLEVEL.ORG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Eugenio Monti: In the two-man bobsled event at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics, the British team driven by Tony Nash discoverd that its sled had broken a bolt on the rear axle.
They were about to quit the competition when Italian bobsledder Eugenio Monti heard of the problem.
Monti's team had already made their last run, so without hesitation he took the bolt out of his rear axle and sent it up to Nash.
www.tothenextlevel.org /docs/coach_development/ethics_and_sportsmanship.html   (1098 words)

 Telegraph | Sport | Values can be worth more than victory
Eugenio Monti, who died of Parkinson's Disease aged 75 in 2003, left Innsbruck with a brace of bronze medals from the two and four-man bob events but as a hero in the eyes of the world.
Monti, whose sporting philosophy was "I want to win only if I can compete against the best and on equal terms", ordered his team of expert mechanics to tear apart Emery's bob and rebuild it in time for his second run.
A few days later, Nash and Dixon set the fastest time on their first descent but were in danger of being disqualified when they discovered a bolt holding the runners to the shell had sheared and they did not have a replacement.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2006/04/05/soawar05.xml&sSheet=/sport/2006/04/06/ixsport.html   (1037 words)

 Dog Eat Dog?
In the 1964 Olympics, Italy was counting on world champion Eugenio Monti to bring home a gold in the bobsledding event.
Monti was viciously criticized in the Italian press but he knew who he was and he knew what a fair win was.
Eugenio Monti won the gold for his country at the next Winter Olympics.
www.pegasuscoachinggroup.com /newsletters/dogeatdog.htm   (895 words)

 Welcome to Adobe GoLive 5
Eugenio Monti loved the sport more than he loved winning.
Monti took the lower place and was honored far more than if he won by not giving a needed part to the British team.
Eugenio Monti had what I will call a “self-assured humility.” That self-assured humility is what Jesus wants those who follow him to have.
www.trinitywhitinsville.org /2004docs/sermon3504.html   (1743 words)

 People with the Right Stuff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Leading the field after his final bobsled run at the 1964 Innsbrook Olympic Games, Eugenio Monti of Italy learned that Tony Nash of Great Britian had lost an esential bolt from his sled.
Even though the British team were the only contenders that could really win the race.
Eugenio took the bolt from his sled and sent it to Tony.
www.runet.edu /~tmckosky/people.html   (193 words)

 Eugenio Monti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Monti was born in Dobbiaco, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
Monti gave them a bolt to attach on their sled, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
while Monti and his teammate took the bronze medal (A medal made of bronze (or having the appearance of bronze) that is usually awarded for winning third place in a competition)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /ref/eugenio_monti   (779 words)

In the past, the trophy has gone to a Hungarian tennis player who pleaded with officials to give his opponent more time to recover from a cramp, and to a high school basketball coach who forfeited the Georgia (US) state championship after he found out that one of his players was scholastically ineligible.
The first trophy went to an Italian bobsledder named Eugenio Monti for a gesture that exhibited a touch of class.
Monti was informed of the problem and immediately took the corresponding bolt from his own sled and sent it up to Nash.
www.christianglobe.com /Illustrations/a-z/s/sportsmanship.htm   (451 words)

 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - PASSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the bottom of the hill, the great Italian bobsled driver Eugenio Monti, who was in first place, heard of their plight.
Without hesitation, Monti removed the bolt from the rear axle of his own sled and sent it to the top of the hill.
When asked about his act of sportsmanship, Eugenio Monti deflected any praise, saying, "Tony Nash did not win because I gave him a bolt.
www.olympic.org /uk/passion/humanity/monti_uk.asp   (247 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / The Changing Face of Sportsmanship
Italian Eugenio Monti had won many two-man and four-man bobsled world championships but had never won Olympic gold.
Upon hearing of this, Monti removes the corresponding bolt from his sled and gives it to Nash, who proceeds to set a course record and win the gold.
Monti is rewarded four years later when he wins gold at the '68 Games in Grenoble.
www.boston.com /sports/packages/sportsmanship/poll_results.htm   (2157 words)

Bobsleigh was not included in the 1960 Winter Olympics programme, but when the sport returned in 1964, so did Eugenio Monti.
Because Monti recorded the fastest single heat time, he and De Paolis were awarded sole possession of first place.
Monti won a second gold medal in the four-man event.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/heroes/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=75123   (184 words)

 A Yankee Notebook by Willem Lange
Eugenio was a naturally sunny and attractive guy; I liked him the moment I set eyes on him.
The Italian bobsled federation apparently couldn't ship, the state-of-the-art Italian bobsleds to the States, so Eugenio had bought the Spanish sleds left unmanned by the death of their owner, the Spanish playboy Marquis Alfonso de Portago.
Well, as I walked past Eugenio's sled one day, just before it was to be shipped out, I glanced at the driver's seat, and there lay a leather cushion with "PORTAGO" written on it in ball-point pen.
www.willemlange.com /Yankee_Notebook/1283.html   (972 words)

 Children's Corner: Spotlights the Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Macy tells the story of Italian bobsledder Eugenio Monti, who won two gold medals in the 1968 Winter Games but is best remembered for a race in which he finished third.
After finishing his runs in the two-man bobsled, Monti heard that his opponents from Great Britain had broken a bolt on their sled.
Monti, meanwhile, was awarded the first ever International Trophy for Fair Play.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06038/651161.stm   (688 words)

 Olympic highlights - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
THREE PAIR: Italy's Eugenio Monti finished a 12-year Olympic career in golden fashion, winning the two-man and four-man golds at the 1968 Grenoble Games.
Monti and teammate Luciano De Paolis actually tied for first with a German squad in the 1968 two-man; however, the Italians were awarded the gold for posting the fastest single-heat time in the four-run event.
ALL TIED UP - AND LOVIN' IT: The two-man event was so closed going into the final run at the 1998 Nagano Games that the drivers of the two sleds leading the field - Pierre Lueders of Canada I and Guenther Huber of Italy I - joked about sharing the gold medal.
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 True Sportsmanship
The collision with the wall had caused Canada 1's axle to seize - Monti's mechanics where doing their best to fix it.
Monti was criticized in the Italian press but he was steadfast.
Olympic medallist John Naber says, "A true sportsman who understands the Olympic ideal, wants to win against his best opponent on his best day." So the sportsman is not elated but disappointed when top competitors are injured or disqualified.
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 Putting Your Spouse First   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the bottom of the hill was the famous Italian bobsledder Eugenio Monti, who was in 1st place.
When Monti heard of the problem he immediately removed the bolt from his own sled, and sent it up to the top of the hill.
When asked about his help and sacrifice Monti said, “Tony Nash did not win because I gave him a bolt, he won because he’s the best driver.” Do we think less or more of Monti - was he a fool or a hero because of his selflessness?
www.familiesnorthwest.org /familymatters_d.cfm?ID=925   (201 words)

 Guideposts Magazine - True Stories of Hope and Inspiration
With two Olympic tries and six world championships behind him, Monti was everybody's choice to win an Olympic gold medal, a first for him.
Then, in the final run, as Monti was confidently lining up his sled, the loudspeaker blared, "Nash and Dixon of the British team have broken a bolt on the runner of their sled.
Monti hurtled down the course as expertly as ever, and when he pulled his sled to a halt at the bottom of the run, he quickly removed the bolt that the Britishers needed and sent it up the hill by special courier.
www.guidepostsmag.com /olympic/winners.asp   (2290 words)

 Countdown: 19 days
In 1956, Monti brought home a silver medal from Cortina after finishing second to fellow Italian Lamberto Dalla Costa on all four runs.
A bit later, however, the judges reversed their decision, citing world bobsled rules that called for the tie to be broken based on the best individual run.
Finally, Monti was able to retire with a personal gold-silver-bronze "sweep" -- an accomplishment a mere 12 years in the making.
chron.com /content/chronicle/sports/oly/98/01/18/oly-countdown.3-0.html   (712 words)

Monti went on to compete in the l968 Winter Olympics where he did, finally, win a gold medal.
Monti's inspiring act of self-sacrifice, we discover that competition does not lose it's "edge"
All Monti did was to ensure that a vital player was not
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