Passion In the Piazza
The Fall & Rise of Torino Football Club
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Torino are one of the world's most dramatic and interesting football clubs. Peter Bourne charts the drama and suspense of the summer of 2005 which saw the death and rebirth of the club, placing it within the context of Torino's rich and tragic history. Torino became the first team to be demoted after gaining promotion, have witnessed the death of star players and in 1949 Italy's greatest ever club side wiped out in an air tragedy. This coupled with the passion and resilience of Torino supporters, the epic and lobsided rivalry with Juventus and with the fact that until 1995, Torino had always been one of Italy's top five clubs. The fall and rise of Torino is also placed into context with the unique nature of sport in Italy, the other significant scandals which shocked and paralysed Italian football during the summer of shame and within the context of Turin, a city preparing nervously for the XX Olympic Winter Games in February 2006.