Giorgio Alverà

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGiorgio•Alverà Pazifico
Used nameGiorgio•Alverà
Born7 August 1943 in Belluno, Belluno (ITA)
Died14 January 2013 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Belluno (ITA)
Measurements180 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsBob Club Cristallo, (ITA)
NOC Italy


Belluno’s Giorgio Alverà began to compete in the mid-1960s and achieved his first success in 1969, when he won the Italian two-man bobsleigh title in the second category and was also second in the European Juniors in the same event. Alverà was a four-time Italian champion in two-man bobsleigh (1973-76) and twice in four-man (1974-75).

Internationally Alverà won the 1975 World Championship in two-man on his home track in Cervinia, partnered by his brakeman Franco Perruquet. Three times he was fourth in the four-man bob at the Worlds – in 1983 (Lake Placid), 1984 (Saint Moritz), and in 1985 in Cervinia. Alverà was honoured by the Italian Olympic Committee with a Gold Medal for his sports achievement.

After retiring from competitive sliding, Alverà was an important entrepreneur. He managed the Hotel Villa Alpina, then Cortina’s Garage Dolomiti, which he later moved to Cadore. He then returned to his passion for tourism and for years directed the Faloria refuge where he personally awaited skiers in winter and hikers in summer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) ITA Giorgio Alverà
Two, Men (Olympic) Franco Perruquet 8
Four, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 12

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