Bye, Antonio

Ladies and gentlemen, we are sad to announce that we lost Antonio Nitto, a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on the world of sports and beyond. Antonio’s passing has left a void in our hearts, but we are here not to mourn, but to remember and honor a man whose legacy will live on forever in our speed skating community. 

Born with a passion for sports and a heart full of determination, Antonio Nitto’s journey in the realm of skating began at a young age. An Olympian (both as an athlete and coach), he went on to become the esteemed President of the Polisportiva Geas and the Italian Speed Skating Masters group, where his leadership and vision reshaped the landscape of the sports community in ways that continue to inspire the generations that follow.

Under his guidance, the Polisportiva Geas as well as the Italian masters flourished, becoming a haven for aspiring athletes, a nurturing ground for old talent, and a source of inspiration for the entire community. Antonio’s dedication to promoting sportsmanship, camaraderie, and excellence turned his club and the Masters’ tribe into more than just a sports organization, but a family that thrived on values of friendship, unity, and profound respect.

Beyond the world of sports, Antonio Nitto was a compassionate soul who touched the lives of countless people. His kindness and benevolence knew no bounds, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He lived his life with an unwavering commitment to making the world a better place for everyone. For those of us who knew him, he definitely succeeded.

As we bid farewell to Antonio The Lion, let us cherish the memories we shared with him – the laughter, the moments of triumph, and even the challenges that made us stronger. Let us remember the lessons he imparted and the values he instilled in us, and let us carry them forward as we continue on our own journeys.

Today, we say farewell to a true champion – not just of sports, but of humanity itself. Rest in peace, Antonio. May your legacy inspire us all to be better, and thank you for the gift of your presence in our lives.
Avanti tutta!


Picture by Fabio Ravanelli

About the author

Marcello Bresin

I'm deeply passionate about speed skating, in all its iterations. Over the years, I've been fortunate to contribute as an athlete, club owner and coach. It's been a journey filled with learning and growth, and I'm grateful for every opportunity to be part of this amazing sport.

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