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Obituary: Consiglio e della Giunta Regionale CIP Piemonte board member Vincenzo Langella passes away

Man in profile. Vincenzo Langella. Image credit: Comitato Italiano Paralimpico.

On Tuesday, Comitato Italiano Paralimpico shared the news that Consiglio e della Giunta Regionale CIP Piemonte board member Vincenzo Langella had died. Langella, who died last Saturday, was forty-three years old. The funeral was Tuesday.



Langella had served in a number of roles as an active supporter of disability sport in Italy, including serving as a regional delegate for the Federazione Italiana Wheelchair Hockey.  He was the organization’s vice president from 1998 to 2001.  In 2013, he became a board member of Giunta Regionale CIP Piemonte.


Having taken up wheelchair basketball during the 1980s, Langella was also an active sportsperson.  In 1996, he became involved with wheelchair hockey when he joined Magic Torino where he served as the team’s goalkeeper.  In 1998, he was part of the Italian national team that competed at the world championships.


Outside of sports, he has also been heavily involved with advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. He served as an adviser to Unione Italiana Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare, Federazione Italiana Superamento Handicap, Consulta Persone in Difficoltà and UNITALSI.  In 2009, he founded and was the president of Associazione Volonwrite.


Langella was born on Christmas Eve in 1970 in Turin.  He had muscular dystrophy.  In 2001, he took a job working for Servizio Passepartout della Città di Torino, where he worked on improving integration of people with disabilities in the city.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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