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Elio Locatelli

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameElio•Locatelli
Used nameElio•Locatelli
Born15 April 1943 in Canale d'Alba, Cuneo (ITA)
Died27 November 2019 in Monte Carlo (MON)
Measurements178 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsSS Stepanian/SG Cortina Rex
NOC Italy


Elio Locatelli was a speed skater and sports manager. He graduated from ISEF (Higher Institute of Physical Education) in Torino in 1966, after having participated in two editions of the Olympic Winter Games as a speed skater (1964 and 1968). He then started a coaching career that led him to discover and support talents, the best known being Giovanni Evangelisti, winner of the long jump bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Locatelli was director of national athletics teams at the turn of the 1980s-90s and then, more recently, in 2017-18. He then moved to the IAAF where he worked as director of development. He was also a soccer consultant for Juventus FC from 1995-99, and he also served as director of performances for the Italian Athletic Federation.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.9 (1968); 1000 – 1:25.8 (1969); 1500 – 2:12.3 (1969); 5000 – 8:28.8 (1964); 10000 – 17:47.8 (1964).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Elio Locatelli
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 31
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 35
1968 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) ITA Elio Locatelli
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =26
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 33