Giancarlo Peris with the Olympic torch at the 1960 Summer Olympics opening ceremony
November 4, 1941 |
|Event(s)||Cross country running|
Peris was born in Civitavecchia, a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea 70 kilometers northwest of Rome. The Italian National Olympic Committee decided that last torchbearer of the Olympic Games, would have been the winner of a junior Cross country running race. He won and he was chosen to be the last torchbearer. However, he was a very promising young half-track athlete, among other things having participated, few months before the opening of the Olympic games, in a competition of the national junior/youth team against Poland.
Currently as of 2004[update] he teaches history and Italian at the technical high-school "G. Baccelli" of Civitavecchia. He has two sons, aged 35 and 28 years. Besides teaching he is the trainer of a small light athletics club. He also enjoys writing and teaching the writing of verse.
- "Giancarlo Peris：From Rome 1960 to Beijing 2008". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
Ron Clarke & Hans Wikne
|Final Summer Olympic Torchbearer