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Bruno Roghi

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
Full nameBruno•Roghi
Used nameBruno•Roghi
Born24 April 1894 in Verona, Verona (ITA)
Died1 February 1962 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy


Italian Bruno Roghi was a journalist and longtime editor of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the most important sports newspaper in Italy (1936-43, 1945-47). From 1947-60 he was chief editor at its competitor, Corriere dello Sport, then spent another two years for another competing magazine Tuttosport.

Initially, he had graduated as a musician from the Conservatory of Milano, and subsequently in law from the University of Pavia. Roghi served as an officer in World War I and was heavily wounded in the Battle of Bainsizza in Slovenia. After the war, he practiced law but soon started writing articles about art and literature. In 1922, he published his first articles about sporting events, and in the same year became a full-time sports journalist. He signed with an anagram of his surname: Ghiro.

Roghi was a brilliant writer on all aspects of sport, but especially Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, horse racing and cycling. In 1936, he joined the Italian troops invading Ethiopia. He was also founder and president of the Sports Journalists Group Milanese Unione Sportiva and the Italian Press, and was a vice-president of the International Sports Press.

The title of his 1932 entry is unknown. Around this time, he published the novels La palla della principessa (The ball of the princess in 1931) and Re Pallone (King Football in 1933), amongst others. In 1948 he was a member of the jury for the musical section.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions ITA Bruno Roghi
Literature, Open (Olympic) AC


Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions ITA Bruno Roghi
Music, Compositions For Orchestra, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Music, Vocals, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge