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“Campioni senza trucco”,the 4 winning schools in Coverciano on Oct. 31st

The  'Campioni senza trucco' event that involved the cities of  Crema, Pescara, Florence and Potenza, ends on Friday, October 31st, in Coverciano. Starting at 8:45 am in Coverciano the final day of the first edition will end of this project promoted in the schools of four cities with the purpose of educating more than 6000 students regarding the fight against doping, with respect to sports ethics and proper nutrition.  'Campioni senza trucco', the result of the collaboration that began in 2012 between the FIGC Antidoping Committee and Unicef  Italia during the World Children's Day, was realized through a series of encounters in schools showing, first to teachers and then to students, the issues relative to doping; afterwards a questionnaire was given to all students to fill in.  At the end, the students had to realize a video on the topics of ethics and doping; for each province, the local committee chose 3 winners, and then the national jury gave their evaluation.  The winners were 'Liceo Nitti' in Potenza (video 'La Paura', lasting 5'23');  'Liceo Saffi' in Florence  ('L'aiutino', lasting 2'05'); 'Liceo Munari' in Crema ('Non farlo, divertiti', lasting 3'30');  Liceo 'Leonardo da Vinci' in Pescara ('Il valore della vittoria', lasting 2'00'). 'We are very pleased – said the president of the Antidoping Commitee of the FIGC Pino Capua – with the results obtained at the end of this first edition of our project and they have given us enthusiasm to spread initiatives like this all over Italy.  With regards to doping, it is very important for us to promote initiatives that favor prevention and correct information in addition to the work done on the playing fields.'

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Conte a candidate for 'FIFA Coach of the Year': 'An honor and motivation'

The head coach of the National team, Antonio Conte, is one of the coaches chosen by FIFA for the 'Coach of the Year 2014' award that will be given on January 12th in the Congress Building in Zurich during the FIFA Golden Ball award ceremony.    'I am honored to be in the list of coaches candidates for this award' – said Conte – because it represents from one side recognition for the work carried out and from the other, another reason to do well with the National team.  My candidature and that of Carlo Ancelotti confirm the value of the technical school in Coverciano, showing that our football is alive and well and able to transmit innovate and winning ideas'. There are no Italian players, however, in the list of the 23 candidates for the Golden Ball award that will be chosen by the captains and coaches of the National teams, along with a jury of international journalists chosen by France Football.  On December 1st, the organizers will release the names of the 3 players who have received the greatest number of votes without, however, revealing the winner. Golden Ball candidates  2014: Gareth Bale (Wales), Karim Benzema (France), Diego Costa (Spain),Thibaut Courtois (Belgium), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Angel Di Maria (Argentina ), Mario Goetze (Germany), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Toni Kroos (Germany), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Javier Mascherano (Argentina ), Lionel Messi (Argentina ), Thomas Mueller (Germany), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Paul Pogba (France), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Arjen Robben (The Netherlands), James Rodriguez (Colombia), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast). Candidates for 'Coach of the year 2014: Carlo Ancelotti (Italy, Real Madrid), Antonio Conte  (Italy, Juventus/National  italiana), Pep Guardiola (Spain, Bayern  Monaco), Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany, National  USA), Joachim Loew  (Germany, National  tedesca), Josè Mourinho (Portugal, Chelsea),  Manuel Pellegrini (Cile, Manchester City), Alejandro Sabella  (Argentina , National  Argentina ), Diego Simeone (Argentina , Atletico  Madrid), Louis Van Gaal (The Netherlands, National  olandese/Manchester  United).